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Category Archives: Coping With Cushing’s

Sex and Cushing’s

For many, having a sexual relationship seems critical to life satisfaction.  From a purely pragmatic viewpoint, sex is critical for life itself.  Over the centuries, people have ended and began relationships for sex, married to have sex, killed over sex and taken remarkable risks where sex is concerned.  Sex has long inspired the creation ofContinue Reading

Service Dogs for Cushing’s and Adrenal Insufficiency Patients

CSRF member and Cushing’s survivor Amy Dahm, accompanied by her service dog, Sam, co-facilitated an informal discussion with renowned dog trainer Bill Creasy about service dogs for Cushing’s and patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) as a side meeting to the National Cushing’s Patient Education Day in Bethesda, MD on Friday, October 20, 2017.  Bill CreasyContinue Reading

Coping Strategies have a Strong Impact on Quality of Life, Depression, and Embitterment in Patients with Cushing’s Disease

A chronic illness such as Cushing’s is likely to change your life in many ways. You may have had symptoms from excessive cortisol levels for quite a long time before Cushing’s was suspected and finally confirmed. Diagnosis is oftentimes followed by surgery and may also involve being on medication or receiving radiotherapy. Your illness isContinue Reading

Summary of Survey on How Cushing’s Affect Your Relationships

In September of 2016, the CSRF asked for your input on if and how Cushing’s impacted your relationships. Thank you to all who replied! The information we received was shared with a researcher in the area of quality of life and Cushing’s. Thanks to your responses, the degree of relationship problems associated with Cushing’s stimulatedContinue Reading

Coping with Embitterment to Improve Quality of Life

What is embitterment and how does it affect our quality of life? Merriam-Webster defines “embitter” as to “make sad or angry.” The Bible warns that embitterment may cause discouragement (Colossians 3:21). I would add to that definition that, in time, old anger becomes resentment and may be not readily recognizable, much like food forgotten inContinue Reading