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Shannon G., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I use to wonder how many diseases it would take before I’d be placed into The Guinness Book of World Records. In nine years, I’d been diagnosed with clinical depression, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, PCOS, endometriosis, obesity, adult cystic acne, ocular hypertension leading to possible glaucoma, sarcoid uveitis, metabolic disease, and panic attacks. This is the same person who just a few years prior had been a cheerleader, worked out sometimes twice a day, taught Jazzercise, and used free time biking, walking or roller blading along the lakefront downtown Chicago.Continue Reading

Pat G., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of my experience with Cushing’s Disease. I have constant reminders that my body is not the same, such as my slightly protruding stomach and a few pounds of extra weight I still carry (the endocrinologist says it is as if I had twins), or the few hairs on my chin, times of decreased energy, and what I call ‘brain spasms’ which are moments when my mind short circuits. How do I live through these moments in time?Continue Reading

Kathy R., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I had transsphenoidal surgery in 1994 to remove a 5mm pituitary tumor. So far, the results have been very successful. I had surgery on a Friday, was out of the hospital on Sunday, and back to work in 2.5 months. After the surgery, I had headaches for quite some time. I saw an osteopath who performed cranial osteopathic manipulation, which was very, very helpful. Continue Reading

Louise P., Adrenalectomy

Many of you are aware that it has been 3 years since my surgery to remove one adrenal gland. I thought I would wake up and be myself in a few weeks. How wrong I was. I was a recluse in my home for almost a year. I had a puffy face, extended abdomen, and thinning hair. I was (and am still) on replacement hydrocortisoneContinue Reading


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