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Nursing relationships with the pituitary patient

Written by our endocrine nurse, Pauline Whittingham

The Pituitary Foundation attends the WAPO Summit, 2019

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.

Gordon’s story: The long road to diagnosis

*AS SEEN IN PITUTARY LIFE*

Gordon's story: A recollection of hospitals in the 50's. 

Why telling your story can be good for you

By Dr Sue Jackson

*AS SEEN IN PITUITARY LIFE*

Esther Florence Talk

Esther Florence shares her story

Steve's story - Volunteers' week

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.

Ann's story - Volunteers' week

"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..."  

Sarah's story - Volunteers' week

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..."

Annie's story - Volunteers' week

"After having had constant headaches and other symptoms for about 20 plus years, I was finally diagnosed with Acromegaly at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London on the 24th December 1993 - Not the best Christmas present I have ever had...."

Dominika's story - Volunteers' week

"My name is Dominika Butler; I am a scientist and like many of you – a pituitary patient. My volunteering journey started in July 2015 when I contacted Rosa at The Pituitary Foundation and asked if I could be of assistance, but let me start from the beginning…"