Report Obesity's a Disease? Who knew! in News Items and Research Posted June 21, 2013 No, obesity and Cushing's are like anything else in that they are considered disabilities. It was in my case. As long as it limits life activities and ability to work full time, then it's a disability. Pituitary dysfunction has a code on their list of impairments. It's what I used. You have to approach it like a lawsuit which is what it is and assemble your 'evidence' aka medical records accordingly. I'm not saying it's not difficult. Believe me, it is, but you can do it if you prepare appropriately and do your research first. The mistake a lot of people make, myself included, is not putting everything into it at the beginning or not hiring the best lawyer they can find. That's the true hard part. Most of them, IMO, see us as low hanging fruit and an easy $4-6,000. If I had it to do over, I would have done it myself and cut out the lawyer entirely. I'm going to try to use the new 'disease' status to get rid of the gut which I consider a second tumor. It's so cumbersome and makes it hard to do basic things like trim/paint toenails, tie shoes, reach things. It may be after the battle, but they're going to cover it. At my lowest weight, when I was skin and bones, I still had that roll. I've had it since I was 7 years old no matter what exercise I've done. It's so frustrating because it's the major impairment. It isn't just cosmetic. It causes most of the neck/back/foot pain and hygeine issues. It's stupid to go through the hell of trying to lose weight for months on end when a couple of sessions of lipo would take it away permanently. That's just practical and pragmatic. They push tummy tucks because they do get them paid for in some cases, but I don't want to take the risk and go through all that if Lipo can take care of it. That would solve my problem. I'm going to start the process asap, I'm sure it'll be an uphill battle but I'm determined.