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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

Lane W., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I am 3 years past successful pituitary surgery and almost a year off cortisone. Yet even with all of the continuing symptoms, lack of strength, and days of chronic hurt and depression, I’m considered “cured!!”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

Cindy R., Adrenalectomy

I too am a Cushing’s survivor, and this is my story. Looking back, I think my symptoms started shortly after I was married in 1986 at the age of 29. I had been skinny all my life and suddenly started gaining weight. Given the change in lifestyle, I was told that this was normal.Continue Reading