In November 2009 my PCP diagnosed me with pituitary Cushing’s Disease.  His diagnosis was confirmed by an endocrinologist at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA in January 2010.

English: Concept of Gamma Knife Stereotactic R...

English: Concept of Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In March 2010, I had my first pitutary surgery at UW Medical.  My second surgery was in September 2010 at the same hospital.  My third surgery was at Harborview Medical Center, also in Seattle in May of 2011.  After my husband and I learned the third surgery had also failed I had gamma knife radiation on half my pituitary gland in November of 2011, also at Harborview.

After waiting what seemed like a very long year and a half we decided to have my adrenal glands removed by a surgeon from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in May 2012.

I am finally without Cushing’s Disease and looking forward to a “normal” life.