Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cushing's Awareness Day

So I am a newbie here. I didn't know that April was the month to write a post everyday for 30 days for Cushing's awareness. I am 8 days late but I will try to catch up. Who's counting eh? Lets talk about symptoms and progress. Oh yeah thanks Marian for updating me on this!!

It's been almost 10 months since my adrenalectomy. Symptoms I still have is rapid heartbeat for certain things. Food can trigger it, high activity, social anxiety and caffeine. It's not as bad as before but it still happens maybe 2 or 3 times a week. No more panic attacks! YAY! No more paranoid feelings when I am out. The depression is much better. I find myself enjoying life more. I am socializing again and doing more of my hobbies. My menses come once every two months. I am getting more tired lately and extra unmotivated to get things done. I don't know if it is related but before I could multitask and wake up early but now it feels impossible to get out of bed. My memory is getting pretty crappy. The short term memory is bad. I repeat things and lose things that are right in front of me. Everyday is a struggle. Can't remember what I am studying and my textbook is a puzzle to me. I will be getting a brain MRI in a week to figure out why I am having headaches every night and the memory problems. THE STRUGGLE IS REALLLL lol hmmm.. weight is still stable. I am eating lots of fast food, takeout and restaurants. I have mad sugar cravings. Still get faint often.. The nurse says I have low blood pressure so i guess that's why I will eat a cookie then crave another piece of chocolate. SIGH I hope this won't make me gain weight once my hormones regulate.. I have absolutely no motivation to eat healthy and go workout or be productive versus before surgery I was working, going to school, eating super healthy and working out. Now I have to find great effort to do simple things. My bones still hurt, I tried to squat and heard my knees crack and pop and it hasnt stopped cracking ever since so I guess no squats for me. lol I will probably get a fat ass from eating all these carbs i'm inhaling anyway. The hairy-ness is sooo much better. This guy in my class said he hates hairy arms and asked to look at mines and said I had nice hairless arms. HA! He should have seen me a year ago. I was a furry hamster... But yeah I shaved my whole body and the hair growth is much thinner and almost blonde so that is very good progress. The acne is better as you saw in my last video.. But I still get pimples here and there so I still feel paranoid about that. The hair on my head is filling up nicely. Just got a fresh cut and now my hair feels so soft! Okay there's so more stuff but I don't remember so I will post a better blog next time. I am a little distracted right now =] Here's some pics of my haircut and progress pic!

Loving this hair. I did not change my color this is a box color from walgreens =]
Recovery is a beautiful roller coaster. Hello dimple, never thought I would see you again.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog!!!! You commented on my blog a year ago and I just saw it!! I am so sorry. Keep sharing about Cushing's. And, you are gorgeous. You have an inner beauty which is so much more important than outer, but that even matches. :)