To most people, I keep a happy face, as I love making people smile and laugh. It makes me happy too. But life is often hard and I have certainly struggled. The song “Life’s Not A Leisurely Bikeride” was written when I had undiagnosed Cushing’s Syndrome.
Was my Cushing’s suffering to alleviate the suffering of a loved one? Is there any reason for what I went through?
For the past few months, I have been conducting a secret social media experiment, a case study, on the impact I have on various social media platforms and the impact those platforms have on me: my time, mental health, and social connections. What a surprise to find out my son had been doing a similar experiment. Here, we share our conversations about what we found out. It wasn’t good.
Each social media platform is supposed to be a tool, but during the course of this experiment, I realized I had become a tool for social media corporations. For the past few months, I have been conducting a secret social media experiment, a case study, on the impact I have on various social media platforms and the impact those platforms have on me: my time, mental health, and social connections.
Living with a chronic illness can be challenging and disheartening. Heard of the Spoon Theory? Three months after my surgery to “cure” Cushing’s, I was thrust into a new chronic illness. I created the Crap Theory.
Even when old clothes fit again, I couldn’t bring myself to wear them. Each item reminded me that I had changed irrevocably during my years with Cushing’s.
During recovery from Cushing’s, I struggled with letting in creativity without dealing with my anger. I didn’t want any beauty to come out of suffering. That’s not how it works.
Stress can kill me. Even if you don’t have a chronic illness like mine, these tips can help anyone deal with our crazy world in a healty way.
A list of my personal Cushing’s symptoms to help anyone who is wondering, “Is this a Cushing’s? Everyone is different, but hope it helps!
First attempt at redesigning my website!