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Danielle R., Pituitary Transphenoidal Surgery, Recurrence, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

When I first knew I had Cushing’s Disease, I was 19 years old and just beginning my sophomore year of college at UVM. After having pneumonia, gaining 50lbs my freshman year, and having my first kidney stone, the diagnosis was solidified in my head. I had researched online and finally found out what was wrong with me.Continue Reading

Mariko B., Parent, Pediatric, Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Monday, August 12, 1996 was another hot summer day in Los Angeles. We had just returned from Los Angeles Children’s Hospital where my son, Dylan, age 8, had just had another MRI on his head. Because Dylan had to undergo anesthesia, he was feeling very tired. The phone rang. It was Dr. Thomas Roe, head of the endocrinology department, with whom we had spent the morning. He had some bad news. He gently broke the news that Dylan had a tumor on his pituitary gland, a condition called Cushing’s Syndrome Continue Reading