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Kathryn (Kathryn), Pituitary Bio

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Originally posted February 7, 2008

Hello,
My name is Kathryn and I am new to the site. I know it sounds silly but I feel a bit shy and embarrased about introducing myself. This is probably because I have spent so much time over the last eight years being very upset in social situations due to my appearance and inability to think clearly. Cushings has ruined a lot of my life and left me quite worried about the future, but I am trying to come to terms with it.

On the bright side I have been very lucky to have very uncomplicated surgery for removal of my pituitary adenome. I am on replacement of cortisol, thyroxine and soon to be on growth hormone. With a bit of luck I will soon be feeling better.

Unfortunately the excess cortisol has been masking severe osteoarthritis and so I will soon be going for a hip replacement.

 

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Elisabeth G (Elisabeth), Pituitary Bio

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I am a 66-year old retired French teacher and artist.

Last fall began Cushing’s screening, a year after hip replacement due to AVN.  Referred to Dr. Brooke Swearingen at Mass General by Maine Endocrinologist in December 2011, Surgery Feb 2, 2012 to remove a 3mm pituitary adenoma, excellent post-op, no pain, walked out of hospital after one overnight.

Recovery has been gradual but encouraging.  Lost 20 lbs but would like to lose more…

I would love to compare notes with other Cushing’s patients to know what to expect in recovery.

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