Survivor Guilt

a tale of two tumors

Roughly fourteen months ago, as I flew to Houston for a consult with a surgeon at MD Anderson, I found out another Cushing’s patient had just had her surgery in the same place.  She had the same endocrinologist as me and the same surgeon.  I had been following her case with much interest, as she was a few steps ahead of me in the process and I hoped to get some sense of what was to come for me by following her progress.

I didn’t know much about this patient at this point beside some basic information.  She lived very far from me, she had a family and I knew she had had Cushing’s for a very long time.  She was a regular member on the Cushing’s Help boards that I had recently joined and had lots of advice for us newbies on testing and symptoms.   And now, she was…

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