And It's About Time There Was Some Support For Cushing's!
2003, October - Endochronologist rules out Cushing's Disease based on 5 minute exam
2005, December - Right knee replacement
2006, August - Left ovary removed with cyst/mass size of small toy football. Left the hospital with Physician informing me it was 99% cancer only later to receive phone call 24 hours later that mass was benign
2006, October - Left knee replacement
2007, March - Hip fracture surgically pinned. I walk on hip for four weeks prior to diagnosis of fracture
2007, March - High cortisol levels after suppression test. Referred to endochronologist. Waited 3 1/2 months for first appointment.
2007, May - Endochronologist confirms Cushing's Disease after review of blood work up. Orders MRI
2007, July - MRI confirm 1.4 Pituitary tumor
2007, July 25th - Transphenoidal "partial" Resection of Pituitary Tumor. Due to size and location, neurologist unable to remove entire tumor.
2007, August - Weaned from Prednisone
2007, September - Hypothyroid function. Began Synthroid replacement hormone. High cortisol levels remain present.