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Jennifer W., Pituitary Tumor and Surgery

Until about two years ago, Cushing’s Disease was not a part of my vocabulary; neither was cortisol, nor ACTH. Little did I know, these terms were components in the life I had probably lived for decades. Growing up, I’d always been a little bigger than the rest of the girls in my class. Yes, I’d tend to be on the chubby side from time to time, but I was not obese.Continue Reading

Brandy B., Adrenal Tumor and Surgery

It was spring of 2011 when I started to notice a change in myself. Clothes were fitting tighter and my appetite was out of control. I’ve always been a thin gal, weighing 125lbs. I was 39, so I thought, “guess this is part of growing old”. It wasn’t until the following year (2012) that everything seemed to hit me. I felt like I woke up one morning 50 pounds heavier, looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize myself. Continue Reading

Maria P., Adrenalectomy

Hello, My name is Maria, I am 32 years old and am from Bogota, Colombia, yep! The land of good coffee! I don’t even know where to start because I am not quite sure when it started. I was a ballerina and almost became a model; yeah, one of those appearance freaks! Then I started to gain weight like it was going out of style. I had no clue as to why; I was not eating more and I was not exercising less.Continue Reading

Rachel W., Pituitary Tumor

My journey with Cushing’s Disease started in high school, though I didn’t know what it was at the time. From my junior to senior year, I gained over 100 pounds and didn’t know why. My doctors and parents attributed it to depression caused by my parents’ divorce.Continue Reading

Tony H., Ectopic Cushing’s

My name is Tony and I live in Georgia. I have been married for 10 years and have 2 amazing children (5 and 10). I am now 38 years old, have had Cushing’s syndrome and this is my story:

Nearing the end of summer in 2011, my wife and I began to notice changes…fast weight gain (we tried every diet known with no success), large stretch marks, acne breakouts on the back and chest, mood swings and issues with anger outbursts, weakness in muscles, ankles that would dislocate all the time and bruise badly, cracked and broken ribs from doing hardly nothing, and the list goes on and on.Continue Reading