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Category Archives: Patient Stories

Bill D.

Ambushed by Gratitude April 8th is Cushing’s Awareness Day. The Cushing’s Support & Research Foundation is asking fellow “Cushies” today to share their medical journey and boost awareness of this rare disease. This is my story. When we finally entered the right building on the grounds of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, theContinue Reading

Leysa F

Diagnosed, Dealing & Recovering from Cushing’s Disease My Cushing’s story dates back to April 2020, possibly even years before. I have always struggled with weight and of course that came with irritability, bad self esteem and just all around anger. I felt like no one could relate to me and I was always told IContinue Reading

Teri H – an updated story

My name is Teri Hudson and I am 4 years post-op Pituitary surgery and in recovery from Cushing’s disease.  (this is an update to my original story, which can be read here) My quality of life has definitely improved after my surgery compared to life before surgery.  Life before I was diagnosed with having Cushing’sContinue Reading

Kristine G

In Winter of 2007, Dartmouth Medicine Magazine put out a special issue dedicated to Dr. Harvey Cushing.  Kristine’s story was featured on pages 7-8.  For the 2021 Cushing’s Awareness Day campaign, Kristine shared this issue with her story, and the update below: Since this article was written in 2007 I have thankfully had no signContinue Reading

Melissa C., Adrenalectomy

My name is Melissa and I am 54 years old and live in the Boise, Idaho area.   I am 11 months post op adrenalectomy due to a functional tumor that caused my Cushing’s syndrome.  I have a 20-year career in the military followed by work as an Occupational Therapist.  I was adopted by a lovingContinue Reading


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