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I've been watching The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 BBC version with Keith Michell) and I'm now on Episode 5 - his marriage to Catherine Howard. The morning after speech that she gives to Henry regarding himself - listened to now knowing Cushing's - and you can say most definitely that this man had Cushing's. Irritability, wound not healing, up in the wee hours of the morning, impotence, appetite, strength & stamina from no where.

 

I am a little upset though - I have his measurements & I'm only 5'5. :)

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Yeah, I think he was a cushie...AND... it would take a lot more research, but I may be a descendant....my british granny's maiden name was Humphries...and a co-worker big into geneology traced that name as being tied to descendants of ol' Henry. Lovely.

 

What we need is a celebrity to come down with it...that will get this disease more publicity.

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Yeah, I think he was a cushie...AND... it would take a lot more research, but I may be a descendant....my british granny's maiden name was Humphries...and a co-worker big into geneology traced that name as being tied to descendants of ol' Henry. Lovely.

 

What we need is a celebrity to come down with it...that will get this disease more publicity.

 

Interesting. There are maybe more celebrities than we realize. I think there are probably some celebrities that have it and don't know it.

 

I can't help myself but to look at actors when I watch tv now and wonder. Anyone else look for the hump while watching tv? Or am I just obsessed?

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I've read that it is believed that Henry VIII actually had porphyria. Who knows, though, maybe it was actually Cushing's.

 

Melissa B.

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Interesting. There are maybe more celebrities than we realize. I think there are probably some celebrities that have it and don't know it.

 

I can't help myself but to look at actors when I watch tv now and wonder. Anyone else look for the hump while watching tv? Or am I just obsessed?

 

 

i think Chers Transgenered Son is a CUSHY..... just look at the progression over time.....

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I posted about Henry VIII a while back. There were a bunch of articles on him about a year ago or so.

 

And I vote for Sally Struthers. Poor woman has been picked on for years.

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Two serious head injuries in his life. Its the perfect recipe for Cushings.

 

 

Wait a second.....what do you mean by this? Please explain the corrolation between head injuries and cushings. I have never heard this before. (I had a major head injury when I was a pre-teen)

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I've been thinking about the teen actor who plays Jake on Two and a Half Men.

 

 

Two and a half men was one I was thinking, but I was thinking the actress who plays Berta

 

Also, Roseanne, Carnie Wilson, Kathy Bates?

 

I also thought of Kirsty, too.

 

There's a few more I can't think of right now.

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Melissa B.---I've been reading up on porphyria---and other stuff too---but I think that somewhere, Porphyria was called the "royal" disease---due to lots of English

royalty being afflicted with it.

 

I have the same thoughts about Henry VIII being a cushie---he could have already been pre-disposed to the disease---and a head injury could have thrown things totally out of whack.

 

I may be imagining things---but it seems like the documentary I saw on Henry VIII stated that he was a very nice fellow when he was younger---but turned into a royal tyrant later on. Of course being under tons of pressure doesn't help things either.

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I was watching repeats of Roseanne here (they are showing it from the beginning) and my husband gives me a funny look when I say that I think she is Cushie. Remembering that she also had gastric bypass which only moderately changed her weight...

 

The others not so much, but Roseanne, look at those skinny legs & arms & her face. My word.

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