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Doreen's Story

Okay, I was diagnosed with pituitary Cushing's but since I was scheduled for abdominal surgery anyway, I opted for bilateral adrenalectomy. [not sure about that spelling] I had both adrenals removed on 3/1/02. I was intubated for 2 days following surgery and that was scary.

I'm very glad to have such support and love from everyone here.

Recovery is a bitch. Two weeks after I was home from the hospital my husband threw divorce papers at me knowing full well the effect stress plays in the in wretched disease.

I am now 9/1/02 on 20mg of cortef in the am and 10mg in the pm. I see some definite improvement in things but I guess its a long process.

Be well, Do[reen]

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