of course many of my posts do not interest anyone, but just writing makes me feel better. For those that are new, starting Jul '04 - Sep '04, I gained 40lbs, tested my thyroid and it was way off. In the process of getting that under control I gained another 10lbs. Well then after getting my thyroid meds right for me, I was unable to lose any weight. Went on the South Beach diet and didn't lose a thing. Also all my weight is in my torso and I have a moon face. Tested for Cushing's 2 x's - nothing. Well in labs done before surgery I was suppose to have Feb 15th, I was sent to an Internal Med doc. Well she believes me. She is having me get a CAT scan of the abdimen and even though I have been tested twice for Cushing's - wants me to do that again - because she says - looking at me it's textbook. In both visits she has said, something else is going on and we are going to get to the bottom of it. She also cleared me for my surgery on the 21st to have my ovaries removed and a bladder suspension. So hopefully things will get better....someone who is not throwing this all to FM!! Well better get some work done.