Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shawna (cushings in colorado), adrenal bio

I am 49 years old.

For years and years, I had high blood pressure, extreme excess belly fat, excessive weight gain. I am 5 ft 3 inches, and kept gaining weight up to over 220 lbs. . . and I ate healthy and exerised.

I changed doctors and even though tests came back normal, she sent me to a cardiologist. He did a cat scan and by accident found a tumor on my adrenal gland.

I was diagnosed with cushings syndrome and type2 diabetes.The tumor was pushing on the adrenal gland and pushing out too much cortesol into my system.

July 19, 2007 I had Robotic surgery to remove my adrenal gland. I lost 80 lbs in 5 months.

There is hope and I am one of the lucky ones who came out of it pretty good!

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