Hopeful Persistence – Cushing’s Disease
Alyssa is a busy wife and mother who finally found the time and space in her life to train as a triathlete.
Everything went well until her body started to rebel. She and her doctors were mystified when her exercise was derailed by fatigue, unusual aches, and worst of all, a significant weight gain despite careful eating and loads of exercise. When she saw she was burning more calories than she was consuming she became her own medical sleuth. Through the process of elimination and revealing testing, she was finally diagnosed. Today Alyssa is back to her demanding athletic training and managing very well despite having Cushing’s Disease. Here is her story.
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