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Cherie's Story

Hi, I am a 30 year old now single mother of 3. My ex husband left me because he felt I was a hypochondriac.

I have numerous diseases/syndromes. I was diagnosed with follicular thyroid cancer 3 years ago, I found out 2 weeks later that I was pregnant with twins. I chose to have suppressin meds instead of surgery due to the pregnancy. All was well after 6 months, but I lost one of my twins.

In 2003 I was diagnosed with Conn's, morbid obesity, Femoral pattela syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, dejenerative joint disease. Soon after that my husband packed up and left. I had gained over 180 lbs and had so many things wrong with me that he didn't want to be with me anymore.

I was diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome in Feb. of 2004. I have gone through SO many tests, they found that I have empty sella in the pituitary and feel that the tiny adrenal tumor (black pearl) was caused by steroid drugs for severe asthma and allergy shots when I was little, and the RA meds I had taken for a couple of years. I am so frustrated.

I go to see the endo at UW med center in February (2005) so I am hoping for answers from here. I am going in to a surgeon this month (January) and will be having the thyroidectomy asap.

I have also just been diagnosed with a herniated disk in my neck (between C5 and C6) from a car accident last Nov.

I know there is light at the end of the tunnel, but where do I find it?

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