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Kimberly's Story

Well let me first say that I thank GOD that I at least know what the heck is going on with me. For the longest time, I would say ten years, I thought all of this was in my head. I have been on so many anti-depressants that even made my symptoms worse, I think I had the DOCS confused.

Every day is a new experience. It seems as though the symptoms are coming swift and fast. I would be lying if I told you I wasn't scared. BUT through all of this I have to believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

For without HOPE I don't know how I could possibly go on one more day. I do have to admit that I do get tired of explaining this disease to LAYMEN PEOPLE. If one more person tells me about FLIPPING WEIGHT WATCHERS I think I will surely spit!!!! OOOHHH JUST PISSES ME OFF!!!

But I need to have more PATIENCE. Thank you for listening I'll keep in touch. BYE NOW!


HI! It's me again. I've finally landed a better paying job. I probably won't be able to afford the insurance until the end of the month. But It's ALL GOOD. I'm just keeping my head up and staying busy. I do have to tell you about my latest encounter with my feet flying out from underneath me. QUITE THE EXPERIENCE, I MUST SAY! I was at a friends house and I got up to answer the phone, but tripped on the leg of the coffee table, fell to my left side, broke the coffee table, and have the biggest bruise on my leg and my left boob I've ever seen in my life. Although It's not funny, after shedding a few tears, I just started laughing. I was so thankful that nobody witnessed this bizarre event. Anyways, I'll keep you updated. Take care!!!!!!


Hello! It's Monday November 18. I've written before but it wasn't posted. I've got a new job and hopefully will be able to get insurance soon. I've been halfway diagnosed with Cushing's but need to get an MRI and CAT scan. I'm trying to decide between an HMO or a PPO. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Most days I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I have a lot of the symptoms except for the hairy face and the hump. I've gained so much weight most people don't even recognize me. But I like me better now than when I was thin. Of course I want to be healthy again, but I used to be obsessed with my looks, not vain, but I had a certain way that I wanted to look and I would get depressed if I didn't look that way. That was then and this now. I would be happy just to feel good. I just try to take every day as it comes. I've recently discovered that I can sing. I used to only sing in the car by myself, but one of my friends dared me to do KARAOKE. People actually danced and clapped. What a rush!!!! Well gotta go now. I hope this will be posted and not lost in cyberspace!

Update, January 2, 2002:

Hey! I'm still here. I had a bout with bronchitis. Got fired for being sick. Took a week off & found my dream JOB!!!!!! I have many bills, but my first priority is insurance! I am so releived & happy to have found this Spa! It is WAY COOL!!! Oh well, I hope you all are doin' fine. Keep your head up. Think positive thoughts & only surround yourself with such people. God knows we have enough to deal with. Go with what makes you happy. That's what I'm gonna do. God bless you all. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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