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  1. Hi Kate, your inbox is full:)

  2. You are truly a Cushing! Wow! That is very neat that you have been able to trace back your roots and also find that you are related to the man who discovered this disease. Kate G
  3. I hear ya. I was the same, Jill. Would this happen to us in the States? Most likely not because we would have travelled to a specialist trained in Cushing's. I don't think it is our healthcare system though. I just think there are very few really good Cushing's doctors or pituitary centers. Some doctors claim to be a "cushing's specialist." It happens in the States too but people in the States have a choice ( if their coverage allows them). Hang in there, Jill. Something has to give soon. Kate G
  4. There are some real advantages to our healthcare in Canada. We don't pay a dime ( unless you have extended health via work) and everyone is entitled to medical. We don't have people being denied seeing a doctor, rich or poor. It isn't perfect though. We do have very long waits if your condition is not deemed an emergency. If you have a heart attack, stroke, cancer, ect. you will be seen right away. This lady, Shona Holmes, situation is slightly different than you would think. I have talked with her before. She did have high cortisol but it was coming from her adrenal glands from what I reca
  5. I am not sure what you are leaming, Jessica. Are you meaning people in chat putting down other people? What is the chat box and how can people use it and abuse it? Kate G
  6. Judy, How exciting! I hope they get some answers and quickly. Keep us posted. Kate G
  7. Ami, Thanks for reminding us of these rules and thanks for reminding me. I can only think of two times since I have joined the boards that I have made a comment that I later regretted. I joined the boards three years ago, and for the most part, I have found lots of support and I hope I have offered support, too. The two times that I have opened my big trap, I later regretted it terribly. This just happened the other day and I am feeling so guilty about what I said. The person starting the thread meant well and I like her. I just was trying to point out that there could be a better way of sa
  8. I am so happy you are back! :)

  9. I hope you'll be back, don't give up!

  10. That is very interesting, Mary. Thanks for sharing with us. Kate G
  11. Great interview. I am planning on showing your interview to my whole family. It is very informative. Thanks for sharing! You look wonderful and did an amazing job. Kate G
  12. MaryO, Thanks for posting this. I know that from articles I have read that treating hyperplasia is much more difficult. Hopefully more knowledge is gained down the road and other people do not need to suffer. Kate G
  13. Thanks for sharing that article, Mary. Kate G
  14. I wanted to add something about this article. I was thinking and it might not work but they mentioned if you change something that triggers the hyperplasia it can die off. So, when people who are breast feeding, they might have hyperplasia cells to do with prolactin but when they stop breast feeding, those cells go back to the way they should have been. People who have thyroid stimulating hyperplasia and they add thyroid meds. that hyperplasia could die off. For ACTH they said that there is too much estrogen to begin with. Dopamine is lowered for some reason. They feel that the combination co
  15. Sorry you are feeling so yucky, Robin. Hopefully you are able to get some well needed rest this weekend. I did read that some hyperplasia can be treated if the source is taken away. For instance, if someone is breast feeding, they might have more prolactin cells that are hyperplasia and once they stop feeding, the hyperplasia will cease. There seem to be some hyperplasia that can be treated once the source is removed. At the end of the article it did mention that some ACTH hyperplasia can not be treated. Someone mentioned Crooke's, that was mentioned in the artilce too. The pathologist in C
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