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Laurie O., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I was diagnosed at the age of 15 by a nurse practitioner who noticed my moon face and hump back. I had lost a lot of hair and wasn’t eating hardly anything. I didn’t want my Mom to find out I wasn’t eating, but I kept gaining weight. For about a year I had trouble sleeping and skipped my period for six months. My first surgery Continue Reading

Natalie F., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery, Gamma Knife

Hi! I am 31 years old, a Marine wife, and I was diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome in February, 1990. I began to have problems during the summer of ’89. After many doctors visits for many different problems, I was told by a Dermatologist at Camp LeJeune, NC that I looked Cushingnoid. He called in InternalContinue Reading

Carol M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

In 1986, I had to have my pituitary gland completely removed. My MRI showed a “tumor”, but during surgery, they found a vacuum pocket, so the whole gland needed to come out. Presently, my physical state is “OK to good”. I have good days and lots of bad days with arthritis. Continue Reading


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