It took over two years, but I was finally diagnosed w/ Cushings in Dec. 2009. I had my pituitary tumor removed Feb 2010. Last month(Jan 2012), my endo changed my cortisol in response to my developing Addisons disease. I have had Graves disease since 1993, anosmia since 2003, & now this. I'm getting a little depressed. (DUH).
I can't seem to find a strategy for health; I am changing rx & Drs., but don't feel like I have a future I can look forward to.
I would like to define myself by something other than illnesses, but being sick has warped my sense of self. Some days, suicide seems a reasonable response to what I've been through. I dont have kids, just a VERY patient husband & a lovely little mutt to care for. But there's days I think they'd be better off w/o me.
I am seeking comfort here because my friends have their own problems, & my husband & dog have put up w/ enough.
I dont think depression is an unexpected consequence of my being mutated & disfigured by my various ailments.
I don't know if this site will help me feel better; I was a member of another Cushings site, but I got no useful info or comfort from other people's tales. Just a sense of the blind leading the blind. Misery may love company, but bottom line: we're all still miserable. Being ill sucks & I dont see it getting better.
As Groucho Marx said: I wouldn't want to join any club that would have ME. Thanks for having me.