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Archived Interview: With Pat, Pituitary Patient

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  Wed, Jun 22, 2011 – 01:04AM My show, “Interview with Pat Gurnick” on “CushingsHelp” is airing 06/23/2011 on BlogTalkRadio. Next Interview, Thursday June 23 at 9:00 PM eastern with Pat Gurnick: The Call-In number for questions or comments is (646) 200-0162. Listen to Pat’s interview here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2011/06/24/pat-gurnick-pituitary-patient Join Pat on THURSDAY JUNE 23 AT 9PM […]

In Memory: Kate Myers ~ June 23, 2014

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Kate (Fairley on the Cushing’s Help message boards)  was only 46 when she died on June 23, 2014.  Her board signature read: After 2 failed pit surgeries and a CSF leak repair, BLA on Sept. 11, 2008 w/Dr. Fraker at UPenn Gamma knife radiation at UPenn Oct. 2009 Now disabled and homebound. No pit, no […]

MaryO – 13 Years Cancer-Free!

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Amazing! It’s Been 13 Years, Already. Today is the Thirteenth Anniversary of my kidney cancer surgery.  These thirteen years have been bonus years for me.  For my cancer stage, the 5-year survival rate was 81% and I’ve made it more than twice that long – so far. What were the odds I’d get kidney cancer? […]

In Memory: Kathryn McBride ‘Bridie’ Miller, May 1, 2007

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From the Message Boards at http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=21816 “My name is Caroline and I dont post often but have met a few of you guys and read the board regularly, it has definitely been a godsend to cushies everywhere. The reason I am writing tonight is I have just received devastating information about a dear friend of […]

Nicole S (NicoleS), Adrenal Bio

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  Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m 37 years old and was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease in May 2017 after suffering through a high risk pregnancy, early delivery and post partum pain. I had a left adrenolectomy in August 2017 and have been recovering ever since. I take 27.5 mg of hydrocortisone daily and deal with steroid […]

Jayne, In The Media


From http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/032004/03092004/1287556 Cushing’s didn’t rob woman of her fertility Photo by Scott Neville / The Free Lance-Star Jayne Kerns holds her 5-year-old daughter, Catherine, and 2-month-old son, Brian, at their home in Spotsylvania. Kerns, who was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease two years ago, became pregnant despite her illness, which usually makes women infertile.   Baby […]

MaryO, Pituitary Bio


Adapted from Participatory Medicine This is kind of a “cheat” post since it’s a compilation of other posts, web pages, message board posts and some original thoughts. I’m writing it to submit to Robin’s Grand Rounds, hosted on her blog. For all of my early life, I was the good, compliant, patient. I took whatever pills the […]

sjw (Jane W), Adrenal Bio

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My name is Jane and I am 76 years old. I was recently diagnosed with Cushing’s Syndrome after years and years and years of suffering symptoms. My doctor for the past 7 years said that I had pre diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, fatty liver, asthma, emphysema, obesity, anxiety and depression. […]

Janice (Not So Cushie), Installment 4 of When Angels Knock


Read Installment 1 here Read Installment 2 here Read Installment 3 here 4th installment of WHEN ANGELS KNOCK by Janice Barrett                           CHAPTER 2      By late afternoon, I am taken out of lockdown and put into room 206, a semi-private room in the mental ward of the hospital. It looks like any other room in any hospital. […]

Moxie G, MoxieGarrett, Pituitary Bio

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  August 1, 2017: It’s been 3 months since my surgery. I’m still trying to piece my story together. I think it begins with the pregnancy and birth of my last child in 2012. After 3 exemplary pregnancies and home births, I never expected the cholestasis, a 36-week breech & manual turn, or a retained […]

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