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Category Archives: Patient Stories

Susan W., Bilateral Adrenalectomy, Pituitary Tumor

Cushing’s: A perspective nearly 40 years later: My experience with Cushing’s has spanned 40 years, from the onset of seemingly innocuous symptoms, through the frightening feeling of losing control as this disease ravaged my body, and finally to diagnosis and treatment.
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Valerie V., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I’m a 70-year-old retired female from North Carolina (just outside Asheville), and this is my Cushing’s story. Over the last 2 years, my husband noticed a change in my behavior, as well as some physical changes. We both thought these health issues were related to diabetes 2 (non-insulin) which I’ve had for 6 years.Continue Reading

Zoann M., Medication Induced Cushing’s

My Life with Asthma: Medication Induced Cushing’s Syndrome: My journey to Cushing’s began in gym class. I was 12 years old and was assigned to run the 400-meter sprint in a track meet. This wasn’t a great fit for someone with coughing fits when I ran. While practicing, I collapsed from coughing and passed out. My mother and doctor suspected a heart issue because I didn’t have wheezing, a classic asthma symptom.Continue Reading

Shianne L., Adrenal tumor, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

A personal trainer with Cushing’s. How ironic is that? Everything happens for a reason and I truly hope that my years of knowledge combined with my own personal struggles will keep others from suffering as so many of us have. So, here is my story.Continue Reading

Alex L. and Jennifer M., Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Cushing’s… My Strange Flight… Sharing your own story and connecting with others who understand is a huge part of recovering from any trauma. This story is a tribute to patients and families who are sufferingContinue Reading