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Andrea H., Pituitary Transsphenoidal Surgery

I’ve always been a little chubby my entire life. When I gained a significant amount of weight my senior year of high school, I never thought twice about it. Soon after I graduated in 2009 and started working, I had my first panic-anxiety attack.Continue Reading

Kim B., Pituitary Transsphenoidal Surgery

My Cushing’s story seems to be a little different than most others that I’ve read about. Not in the sense of the disease itself, but the process of diagnosis. Being that I’m not quite sure when exactly I acquired it, I might as well just give some background of my life as to what probably contributed to its existence.Continue Reading

Carolina M., Pituitary Transsphenoidal Surgery, Recurrence

I am from Peru, South America and I am now living in Jackson, Mississippi. I was diagnosed with Cushing’s in 2005 when I was a 25 year old. I had just finished medical School in Lima, Peru.Continue Reading

Carrie P., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

It was 14 years ago this summer that I had my surgery for Cushing’s. A lifetime ago. A curious statement, one may say for someone only 36 years old. But for those who have had Cushing’s, we view life as three lifetimes: the person we were born to be, the shadow of who we became and the result that struggles in the aftermath.Continue Reading

Marie R., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

“YOU! DO! NOT! HAVE! CUSHING’S!” My endocrinologist yelled after I requested more testing despite three negative 24 Hour Urine Free Cortisol tests and a below normal Low Dose Dexamethasone test. “YOU! CAN’T! PROVE! THAT!” I yelled back while my mind desperately reeled for more arguments, more statistics, more anything to get another test for Cushing’s.Continue Reading