Our vacation was fabulous beyond words...it had been a dream of mine to travel to Europe and we decided to travel by cruise once there. We took a 10 day mediterranean cruise on Disney Cruise Line and then spent a couple days in Barcelona afterwards.
When I booked the trip I did not have full-blown Cushings, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how my health would decline. It was frustrating to be on my dream vacation, and not be able to keep the pace I envisioned. One of the most obvious and most common symptoms of Cushings is rapid weight gain, and by the time we took our trip I had gained 50 lbs, and i am only 5' 3 1/2". It's hard physically to carry the weight, alot of it is in the abdomen which makes me feel pregnant. It's hard mentally to have confidence and feel good about the way I look, especially around the pool or in front of a camera. But I refuse to give the disease any power...I swam, I posed for pictures with the princesses and Jack Sparrow and i loved every minute of that trip! Here is a picture of me with my favorite princess....yes, I"m a disney 'freak' and proud of it ;)