Monday, June 29, 2009

I have heard it said that some doctors discourage too much reading on the internet. Some days I would agree as there is a lot of incorrect info out there. For instance, I found this today.

Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body’s tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Sometimes called hypercortisolism, Cushing’s syndrome is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes, along with poorly controlled blood glucose—also called blood sugar—and high blood pressure, have an increased risk of developing the disorder.

I found it here

I would think that they should know that those are symptoms not causes. And it is on a NIH website. Oh my. Now wonder everyone, except the patients, are confused. Maybe someday the medical world will catch up.

Jess weaned some on her hydro today. We’ve been thinking for several days that she was too high. She couldn’t sleep last night and she was pretty emotional off and on yesterday. She dropped from 20 mg in the morning to 15 mg. We figured that if it was too big of a drop she could always take another 2.5 mg. I think she did okay, we’ll see how it works for a few days.

Bill is coming home tomorrow morning when he gets off work. He’ll have to go back tomorrow night. He needs to pick up some prescriptions I picked up for him. He gave in a few weeks ago and asked the doctor for some heavy duty pain meds. He said if takes enough it almost makes the pain bearable. And truly, he’s no wimp. Hope his upcoming surgery gives him some relief.

I think I must be warped. I’m sitting here watching Two and a Half Men. It is so strange and I find it so humorous in a warped way.

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