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Judy from Pgh

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  • Birthday 10/22/1946

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  1. MaryO and Robin, I would call in (I havent heard the podcasts yet) but my case is very old. I had florid cushings and surgery April 19th, 2000. That was 8 years ago. All i could talk about is the lingering effects of having had post cushings and then having another illness - vertigo, and the complications of steroids that would arise. I think the only benefit in me talking would be to talk about why recovery can take longer than the best of doctors can predict. BUT, I DONT WANT TO DISCOURAGE anyone in the recovery process. I think there are many others who are more up-to-da
  2. Thanks Robin, My sister has a swimming pool........and i am always sitting in the shade. Okay, so I have saved my face from getting wrinkles, but the rest of me has gone to pot. I have copied your post and sent it to my sisters. We already know Vitamin D is good, but this said it so well. So this summer its outside for breakfast and before dinner a nice walk in the sunshine. Im putting on that bathing suit this year! I dont care! After the initial shock wears off, my family will get over it and i will probably feel a lot better. MY TEST FOR VITAMIN D WAS "9"........
  3. Melissa, i have done a medical segment here in Pgh.........i could do another one Im almost certain. i know the Supreme Court Judge of Pennsylvania, Ralph Cappy.......he was in my wedding. What do i do? Email him and talk with him about this?.........need some help here. How does this all link up? Honestly, if i were well, and especially not cutting back, i could do a lot of the things on your list....my intentions are good, but the body is not willing. i'll see what i can do. xo judy
  4. Dave, i thought you were just a crazy guy at first and avoided your posts....now i find i look for your posts and find you a bright funny and really nice guy. So sad in life we sometimes quickly dismiss the chance to learn a purely bright spot in our lives. I almost missed knowing you. Please keep us laughing and being kind. Youre always there for us, hope we can make you laugh too.

  5. .i dont know the weight, but i was told i was a very small baby. ...my mother always told me she was in labor three days with me and then after delivery she had pneumonia and fever and she had to be packed in ice !!! ..somehow my birth weight got lost in the drama of the delivery...... ........................ my first son jon was 7lb 14oz .......thyroid problems my second son jay was 9lbs..........no known pit/thyroid problems
  6. .............somewhere, and i cant remember where.......but it was a reliable cushings source....... .............it was said "suicide is the no. 2 cause of death among people with cushings. (thats all i can remember and it was years ago i heard it. i am assuming no. 1 is untreated cushings or waiting too long or ectopic??) ............at the moment it doesnt quite make sense but just thought id throw that in the rink and i'll try to figure out where i heard that. xoxo judy xoxox i have to say ive been too busy trying to get better to think about doing myself any harm, a
  7. CUSHINGS: as seen on HOUSE and MEDICAL DISCOVERY I got help at www.cushings-help.com Mary, When I went to my endodontist today and had to do my medical report pre visit......the nurse said "oh I learned about Cushings on Medical Discovery (Mary, I am drawing a blank and not sure if that is the correct name of the show??) ...........another time a person said to me...........Oh, I saw that on House. Maybe they can make a connection ??? Just a thought for a bumper sticker. xo Judy
  8. Cheryl, Thanks for all your work and thanks for letting us know....... Does this mean April 8th will be National Cushings Awareness Day every year now?? (I know last year it was just a one time thing)..........if so that is just fantastic !!! This will set up all kinds of possibilities for future events.......like you said, call and alert your local media. Cheryl, can you give us "definite info to give them, or is there a letter that has made this official - so we can use that when we write or call the media -?? I know youre at work now, but when you read this maybe you c
  9. ....my favorite show is CBS News Sunday Morning. Just filled with little bits of wordly wisdom. ...this morning they had a segment on this subject. It was very interesting.......they actually showed the labs, the exercise rooms with men sweating, ........and they had women smelling different bottles to see how they reacted. ...........it was really fun to watch after having read your article Robin. So they are now going to collect mens sweat to market !!!..........they didnt say it raised cortisol specifically but were on that track........they thought it was an aphrodesiac (
  10. Cheryl, Maybe our little cushings art group can have a Cushings Awareness Poster contest? I know how difficult all these "ideas" can be to come to fruition............so we shall see..........probably one of the last things that needs to be considered................just an idea for the future maybe. xo Judy xo
  11. Cheryl, Im glad you posted this info now. My son and wife and granddaughter are moving from Austin to OKC (Quail Creek) very soon, and they want me to come visit about Feb or March. Cant wait to get back and visit OKC. It "could" be about that time or I could make arrangements for it to be around that time. Only thing is, I also would like to represent Pennsylvania with this and maybe do something in the Pittsburgh area. Lots of time to figure it all out though. Keep up the good work Cheryl.
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