Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bobbie, pituitary bio

My name is Bobbie and I was diagnosed with Cushings in 1995.

During this time I have been very blessed with an awesome endocrinologist that has been with me through it all.

I have had two pituitary tumors and a final removal of the pituitary with the last surgey.

I have had to undergo adrenalectomies of both adrenals. I also had a third surgery on the first adrenal removal...it had grow n back. Yes, three adrenalectomies.

With the very high cortisol levels at work destroying muscle tissue...I had my eighth hernia operation this last May. My gall bladder was also damaged and had to be removed. My last major surgery was in 2001 (adrenalectomy). For the last 5 months my body has begun to feel as if something was majorly wrong again.

After having cushings for so long...you begin to notice when something is just not right. My tests came back last week with ACTH levels over 450 and extremely low TSH.

I had another MRI this morning of the pituitary. Possibly another tumor. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. I am so tired. I know I have to keep persevering! One more hill.

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