Sunday, March 15, 2015

After gaining 120 pounds in 1 year, rare diagnosis saves man's life

Cushing's was featured this morning on the Today Show's Medical Mysteries three-part series. 

Hooray for national exposure for Cushing's!

Donelle Trotman, a father in his 30s, suddenly and unexpectedly gained 100 pounds in a year as well as experiencing strange symptoms.

Donelle shares our desire to spread the word and increase patient awareness about his diagnosis. Read the story and watch the video to see yet another example of how devastating Cushing's can be.

We thank you, Donelle, in joining us as a Cushing's Crusader. We wish you all the best in your healing process. Please contact me if I can help you in any way. 

"There was no time to lose: Untreated, Cushing's is a fatal disease."

The tumor was no bigger than the size of the tip of my pen," Boockvar said. "And that something so small can cause a man to grow to 350 pounds and absolutely destroy his life is rather remarkable."

Monday, March 2, 2015

17 Things You'll Only Understand If You Have A Rare Disease

Hi. It is been a long time since I posted something. The road to recovery after years of battling Cushing's disease can be long and curvy. I've had three very rough months, and I'm finally coming out the other side of it. When I get a chance, I will relay those details to you here. For now, I'd like to share this little bit I found on BuzzFeed.

17 things you'll only understand if you have a rare disease.