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Wendy M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

My name is Wendy Moses and I was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease at the age of 10 in 2009. I had been dealing with weight gain, growth suppression, headaches, muscle weakness, and insomnia since 2007. A couple of nurses at our church said the weight gain would be solved with a growth spurt and we shouldContinue Reading

Lila S, Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Skin Deep My story begins about three years ago, two years before I was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. The difficult thing about Cushing’s for me is that the symptoms are mostly based on physical appearance. I first noticed acne, weight gain, and irregular periods. When you try to explain these symptoms, they’re written off asContinue Reading

Ian C., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Prior to being ill I was healthy and fit, hard working, and living life to the fullest.  To this day I still don’t know how long I had Cushing’s, but between my doctors and consultants we think about seven years – six before diagnosis!  When I first found out that I had Cushing’s, I foundContinue Reading

Teri H., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Battle with a Brain Tumor / Cushing’s Disease My name is Teri Hudson. I am one-year postop and in recovery from endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma. Here’s my story… My long journey with Cushing’s began almost 13 years ago before I knew I had the disease. I was a 39-year-old female, living life inContinue Reading

Susan H., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

In 2004, I was experiencing extreme pain in both knees. Swelling and pure agony. I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon. He started injecting me with cortisone to help the joints. The injections were really painful and caused more swelling than helping. Without knowing what was going on, I started to gain weight. My doctorContinue Reading