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Category Archives: Patient Stories

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., Adrenal Cushing’s

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

Monica D., Transsphenoidal 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., Transsphenoidal 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