Gill tells her story of being diagnosed and treated for Cushing's
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Pat McBride (Head of Patient & Family Services and editor of Pituitary Life) shares her story
Written by our endocrine nurse, Pauline Whittingham
Samy Harbut, our Patient and Family Services Coordinator and WAPO lead attended the Annual World Alliance of Pituitary Organisations (WAPO) Summit in Lyon from 17th- 19th May this year.
*AS SEEN IN PITUTARY LIFE*
Gordon's story: A recollection of hospitals in the 50's.
By Dr Sue Jackson
*AS SEEN IN PITUITARY LIFE*
Esther Florence shares her story
I was diagnosed with acromegaly in 1987 and had transsphenoidal surgery in early 1988. This was followed by a six-week course of radiotherapy in 1992. I could not find much information about my condition – the internet did not exist and The Foundation had not been formed. I had to accept what I was told by the doctors relating to my condition and treatment.
"I became a volunteer with the Pituitary Foundation 2 years ago when they were looking for Helpline Operators for the Support Helpline. It came at just the right for me. The Foundation had been a huge support to me for the previous 10 years while dealing with my own pituitary condition, Acromegaly..."
A pea sized problem...volunteering
"When discharged from hospital I had no idea that The Pituitary Foundation existed. I was in a bubble of bewilderment. Ecstatic to be going home after almost a month in hospital. Nervous not to have medical professionals around me but looking forward to my own bed. In the following weeks and months there was a lot of rebuilding of my physical and emotional health to do and I hadn’t realised the enormity of it..."