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Bruce P., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Prior to the onset of Cushing’s, I led a very healthy and active life and was by all accounts sound in mind and body. Early indications were subtle…an increasingly pudgy abdomen and face that wouldn’t trim despite a healthy diet and consistent exercise, and small distinct stretch marks below my navel. I tore a disc, bruised easily and simple wounds would take forever to heal. I retained excess fluid and felt pain in my hips and knees after just one flight of stairs.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