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Category Archives: Patient Stories

Monica D., Transspenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Click here to contact this member About 5 years ago, I was ending an abusive relationship. I had also stopped getting my period, was gaining weight and was depressed, but I attributed it to stress from that relationship. I decided to start exercising daily and changed my diet and my life habits. I was happy,Continue Reading

Angela R., Transspenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Click here to contact this member I feel like I must begin my personal story of Cushing’s disease by first acknowledging that I am one of the “lucky ones” that this disease has happened upon. Maybe I feel the need to tell the story this way to remind myself that I am in fact oneContinue Reading

Erica M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Click here to contact this member How do I start my story about my journey with Cushing’s? In May 2011, I had a severe anxiety attack, and that’s what I consider “the day it all started.” Hindsight tells me that I had symptoms for years before but they were not severe enough or were attributedContinue Reading

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