WOW. It's hard to tell.. is this diagnosis good news or bad news? The bad news is, yes, i have Cushing's Disease. On friday i was told i have a microadenoma on the left side of my pituitary gland. Thank goodness i have already had the other tests done, so together the MRI and test results support the diagnosis of Cushing's. BUT, the good news is.. I AM NOT CRAZY!! For a few years now, i have been told it is all in my head. and guess what, it is, just in the form of a tumor! I know, it may sound wild to be happy about this, but honestly.. i have an answer. my weight gain, my spinal fracture, my depression and anxiety my moon face my acne.. lord the list goes on... I HAVE ANSWER.
My brother told me finding out the problem is often the hardest part in being sick. Wherever this disease will take me from here will be 'cake', regaurdless of the course of action. Tuesday the 15th i have an appointment with an endocronologist, and i will hopefully have a better idea of where we go from here.. whether its more tests, meds, or surgery. QUESTION: what is usually the first step? surgery or meds??
Oh, and by the way, i just turned 20 in may. If there are any of you other cushies around my age, i'd love to hear from you. And anyone in general! But being 20, going through the whole 'figuring out my life' thing is hard enough, and now, cushings?!
Thanks for listening! my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and id love to hear your story!!!!