Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 16

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That’s for sure!  Cushing’s patients have a lot of support these days, at least online.  I’m not seeing much offline in the way of regular group support meetings.

Over the years, there have been lots of local meetings but they’re mostly one-time events.  There are pictures of some of the past meetings here: https://www.facebook.com/CushingsInfo/photos_albums listed by place and date.

Many Cushing’s patients on the message boards and in Facebook groups exchange phone numbers and email addresses to get offline support.

Other ways to help support others you may never meet are to agree to be interviewed in a live voice chat (these are added to the podcast for later listening) or submit a bio.

The more you share, the more support others get…and the more they’ll share with you.

 

 

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Tonight! Interview with Miriam K (Meeks089), Pituitary Success Story

Miriam writes in her bio:

“I suffered for eight long years with Cushings disease . I had surgery on August 1 , 2012 , I look like a different person , and act like a different person. I would love to share my journy . One that was an emotional roller coaster .

It was a long hellish journey .However I would not trade it for anything else in the world.

Although I suffered immensly, Cushings has made me who I am today. I have become strong from this disease. Although I suffered many symptoms, the emotional ones were by far the worst.

I would love to be interveiwed because I vowed when I was ill to help people when I got better.

I want to give people hope .”

MaryONote:  Miriam will be interviewed on BlogTalkRadio podcasts December 4, 2013 at 6:00PM Eastern.

If you want to ask Miriam a question, please use the call-in number: (646) 200-0162

Archives will be available at Cushings-Help on BlogTalkRadio a few hours after the conclusion of this interview.

Interview with Miriam K (Meeks089), Pituitary Success Story

Miriam writes in her bio:

“I suffered for eight long years with Cushings disease . I had surgery on August 1 , 2012 , I look like a different person , and act like a different person. I would love to share my journy . One that was an emotional roller coaster .

It was a long hellish journey .However I would not trade it for anything else in the world.

Although I suffered immensly, Cushings has made me who I am today. I have become strong from this disease. Although I suffered many symptoms, the emotional ones were by far the worst.

I would love to be interveiwed because I vowed when I was ill to help people when I got better.

I want to give people hope .”

MaryONote:  Miriam will be interviewed on BlogTalkRadio podcasts December 4, 2013.

Day Two, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge

I would be remiss if I didn’t use today’s Challenge post to remind readers that there is a wonderful opportunity to ask Dr. Theodore Friedman questions about thyroid or other issues.  Dr. Friedman (or Dr. F, as he is called on the boards) has been a help to so many Cushies.  He specializes in cyclical Cushing’s and seems to be able to diagnose what other, lesser, doctors cannot.

Dr. Theodore Friedman

Dr. Theodore Friedman

According to his website, goodhormonehealth.com:

So many of us believe that fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido and other problems are just symptoms we must learn to live with. What if these symptoms are not the result of stress, diet, or aging, but are actually caused by a hormonal disorder? Symptoms of hormone deficiency or excess may be subtle and difficult to diagnose. Many hormonal problems are misdiagnosed as depression, especially in women.

You know your own body better than anyone else, and you know when something is wrong. Dr. Friedman is a compassionate, caring physician who will listen carefully to your concerns and work with you to establish a treatment plan. As an experienced, board-certified endocrinologist and researcher, he has the capabilities to diagnose and treat even the most difficult hormonal problems.

Dr. Friedman has found that some of his patients suffer from undiagnosed pituitary or adrenal problems. These include many people suffering from Cushing’s disease, which can present a baffling array of symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed. Other patients may have pituitary or adrenal insufficiency, which has numerous symptoms and is equally hard to diagnose. Dr. Friedman is a world expert in these difficult-to-diagnose diseases and he welcomes inquiries from patients and their physicians.

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Dr. Friedman is not a stranger to Cushings Help.

Dr. Friedman will Return April 2, 2012

Have questions about thyroid issues?

Ask Dr. Theodore Friedman.

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has opened a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Dr. Friedman has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King Medical Center. His practice includes detecting and treating hormone imbalances, including hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Friedman is also an expert in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome.

Dr. Friedman’s career reflects his ongoing quest to better understand and treat endocrine problems. With both medical and research doctoral degrees, he has conducted studies and cared for patients at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions, including the University of Michigan, the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA’s Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Read Dr. Friedman’s First Guest Chat, November 11, 2003.
Read Dr. Friedman’s Second Guest Chat, March 2, 2004.

Listen to Dr. Friedman First Live Voice Interview, January 29, 2009.
Listen to Dr. Friedman Second Live Voice Interview, March 12, 2009.
Listen to Dr. Friedman Third Live Voice Interview, February 13, 2011.
Listen to Dr. Friedman Fourth Live Voice Interview, March 12, 2012.

Dr. Friedman will return tonight, April 2, 2012.  The call in number with questions or comments is (646) 200-0162.

Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp

This interview will be archived afterwards at the same link and on iTunes Cushie Podcasts

 

 MaryO, Imperial Web Mistress

Dr. Theodore Friedman Will Return April 2

Dr. Theodore Friedman Will Return April 2

Dr. Theodore Friedman Will Return April 2, 2012

Have questions about thyroid issues?

Ask Dr. Theodore Friedman.

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has opened a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Dr. Friedman has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King Medical Center. His practice includes detecting and treating hormone imbalances, including hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Friedman is also an expert in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome.

Dr. Friedman’s career reflects his ongoing quest to better understand and treat endocrine problems. With both medical and research doctoral degrees, he has conducted studies and cared for patients at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions, including the University of Michigan, the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA’s Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Read Dr. Friedman’s First Guest Chat, November 11, 2003
Read Dr. Friedman’s Second Guest Chat, March 2, 2004.

Listen to Dr. Friedman First Live Voice Interview, January 29, 2009
Listen to Dr. Friedman Second Live Voice Interview, March 12, 2009
Listen to Dr. Friedman Third Live Voice Interview, February 13, 2011.
Listen to Dr. Friedman Fourth Live Voice Interview, March 12, 2012.

Dr. Friedman will return April 2, 2012.  The call in number with questions or comments is (646) 200-0162.

Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp

This interview will be archived afterwards at the same link and on iTunes Cushie Podcasts

 

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