Friday, January 9, 2009

Lori (MSdawg), pituitary bio

I am 40 years old and have FINALLY been diagnosed with Cushing's disease after having symptoms for at least 7 years.

I have a pit. tumor (we call it "Earl" :) ) that is 9X8.6X6mm.

I am an RN, which means I have just enough knowledge to scare myself silly with all this. To top it off, I used to work in the OR, so I know what the surgery for this entails. I say "used to" because I was asked to "resign" from my last job secondary to what I now know are symptoms of my CD (memory lapses, short attention span, emotional instability). As if those of us don't have enough mental/emotional issues, losing my job really hit hard.

I have gotten so much info and validation from the "cushie" websites I have found. Now I know it's NOT all in my mind-just in my head :)!

I am married and have 2 wonderful girls, so much to be thankful for, just wish this journey were over (actually, I wish I wouldn't have had to start it, as I am sure all "cushies" do).

I am looking forward to actively participating on this board. Thanks for allowing me to type in!

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