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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

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

Ross H., Ectopic

Don’t give up. Keep fighting. Believe. There is hope. I am writing this story on behalf of my father, Ross, who was diagnosed with Cushing’s Syndrome a little over 4 years ago. Continue Reading

Marlene B., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

My battle with Cushing’s follows the basic pattern. My problems began long before I had ever heard of Cushing’s. I had a pretty good life…no, it was a GREAT life – married with 4 healthy active children. I wasn’t exactly a stay at home mom but my work always involved my children.Continue Reading

Kandis M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

Never in a million years would I have dreamed I’d be writing a letter like this. All of my life I’d been an active, athletic girl who loved sports, working out, and being physically active. I was a big runner all throughout high school and never had a problem with my weight. In fact, if anything, I was probably too small and people would comment on how “tiny” I was. I was almost 5’4″ and weighed between 110-115 pounds at most. I could eat anything I wanted, never had to worry about dieting, and exercised only because I wanted to, not because I had to.Continue Reading