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Melinda's Story

Hi my name is Melinda, my story is like most of you. I just found out that I have cushings disease and I'm scared of whats going to happen I will be having my surgery to remove the pituitary gland tumor on Aug.29,2007 I am happy that this can be fixed. But how long does it take before I see me again?

I am 33 years old I have a wonderful husband and 2 awesome sons. I also have a great family that loves me so much and hate knowing what I have been going through for so long they all knew there was something wrong with me and now I have an answer for it.

About 1 1/2 years ago I saw the story on Sharwmyn McGraws I then went to my doctor and asked him if I could have cushings he said no that it is unlikly that I would have it I think he thought I was looking for an excuse for me being so fat. So I dropped it but I did look it up and really belived that I had it.

I went to see the PA to get on something for depression after we talked he asked me if I had ever been tested for cushings before WOW I couldn't belive it he wanted to test me I was all for it I did care if I had it or not I was just so happy that someone else was see it too. Will the test said it I have cushings. I saw him on July 5,2007 and got the answers the week of July 30.

Now I'm getting ready for the surgery. I would like to meet others that have cushings and find out how they are doing.

Update September 14, 2007

I have cushings I have been living with it for 8 years

I just had the tumor removed on Aug.29 I am doing okay I am weak and move around pretty slow the stairs are a killer it is so hard to go up and down them. It has been 2 weeks seens my surgery now I haven't seen any changes yet I don't know if everythings going to work right yet the doctors told me that it will be a few months before we know for sure how my body is going to work. All I know is that I want to have my body back to normal I want to look like me again I hate what cushings has done to me it has taken so much from me and made me ill I don't want to be sick any more and looking ugly.

I have a wonderful family that has been by my side all the way they like me knew that something wasn't right about me so when we found out that I had cushings we were happy to know that I wasn't crazy or trying to make excuses for my weight gain.

I would love to hear from someone else that is going through this please let me know how you are doing I am willing to talk to anyone so if you want to ask me any questions I'm here.

Thanks Melinda33

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