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Monica D., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

About 5 years ago, I was ending an abusive relationship. I had also stopped getting my period, was gaining weight and was depressed, but I attributed it to stress from that relationship. I decided to start exercising daily and changed my diet and my life habits. I was happy, but despite working out 5 daysContinue Reading

Angela R., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I feel like I must begin my personal story of Cushing’s disease by first acknowledging that I am one of the “lucky ones” that this disease has happened upon. Maybe I feel the need to tell the story this way to remind myself that I am in fact one of the lucky ones, especially inContinue Reading

Erica M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

How do I start my story about my journey with Cushing’s? In May 2011, I had a severe anxiety attack, and that’s what I consider “the day it all started.” Hindsight tells me that I had symptoms for years before but they were not severe enough or were attributed to something else. The anxiety attackContinue Reading

Valerie V., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

I’m a 70-year-old retired female from North Carolina (just outside Asheville), and this is my Cushing’s story. Over the last 2 years, my husband noticed a change in my behavior, as well as some physical changes. We both thought these health issues were related to diabetes 2 (non-insulin) which I’ve had for 6 years.Continue Reading

Alex L. and Jennifer M., Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Cushing’s… My Strange Flight… Sharing your own story and connecting with others who understand is a huge part of recovering from any trauma. This story is a tribute to patients and families who are sufferingContinue Reading


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