Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kim (Kim K), adrenal bio

My story starts about 7 years ago.

I had moved back to Kansas City from San Diego. I was 5'3 and about 145-150 lbs a little overweight but I still looked good. I remember I had a very small waist and carried my weight in my butt and thighs. One day I woke up and realized I had gained about 50 lbs that was about 6 months after I returned to KC. I also found it hard to get up everyday and function. I started getting depressed. I had no idea what was happening. Luckily I was in the health care field.

I had approached my friend who was an ER doctor and asked her to help me. She was happy to try and help so after a little research she told me she thought I had cushing disease. I had central obesity and developed the round face.

So we did a CT scan and had one of the residents read it who said my left Adrenal Gland was enlarged that was 4 years ago. Well when the report was dictated by the staff radiologist he didnt mention a thing about my adrenal gland. I tried to tell this to many doctors but no one would listen. Everyone had the same advice stop eating unhealthy and start excercising.

Well I am now 42 and 2 years ago I was diagnosed with severe heart disease I have 2 stents and I ended up in January with Congestive Heart Failure. There is no heart disease in my family so it doesnt make much sense.

Well I had abdominal pain the other day and went to the ER at work. Had a CT done and what do you know this time it read that my left adrenal gland was nodular it said that it was unchanged from the last CT. Well it was never even reported on the last CT.

So I am now trying to find a new ENDO that will listen and run test on me. I have the CT scan so enough of the run around. I hope something good comes out of this.

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