How fitting that this challenge should begin on April Fool's Day. So much of Cushing's Syndrome/Disease makes us Cushies seem like we're the April Fool. Maybe, just maybe, it's the doctors who are the April Fools...
Doctors tell us Cushing's is too rare - you couldn't possibly have it. April Fools!
All you have to do is exercise and diet. You'll feel better. April Fools!
Those bruises on your legs? You're just clumsy. April Fools!
Sorry you're growing all that hair on your chin. That happens as you age, you know. April Fools!
Did you say you sleep all day? You're just lazy. If you exercised more, you'd have more energy. April Fools!
You don't have stretch marks. April Fools!
You have stretch marks but they are the wrong [color/length/direction] April Fools!
The hump on the back of your neck is from your poor posture. April Fools!
Your MRI didn't show a tumor. You couldn't have Cushing's. April Fools!
This is all in your mind. Take this prescription for antidepressants and go home. April Fools!
If you have this one surgery, your life will get back to normal within a few months. April Fools!
What? You had transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's? You wasted your time and money. April Fools!
I am the doctor. I know everything. Do not try to find out any information online. You could not have Cushing's. It's too rare... April FOOL!
All this reminds me of a wonderful video a message board member posted a while ago:
So now - who is the April Fool? It wasn't me. Don't let it be you, either!