Outlook for Cushing’s syndrome
The sooner Cushing’s syndrome is diagnosed and treated, the better in terms of an ideal outcome. For treatment to be effective, it is very much dependent on distinguishing a cause of the condition. For this, testing is critical.
The important thing to remember, is that although recovery is a long road, it can be accomplished.
Actively taking the best care of oneself during recovery, physically, emotionally and mentally is vital. Recovery is going to affect every area of life – family, friends, work or school.
Working closely with a treating doctor (keeping all follow-up appointments) and all recommended therapists, nutritionists, exercise trainers (where needed) and counsellors is important to maintain progress. Having a solid support base in friends and family, who understand that recovery doesn’t end when surgical wounds heal, is just as vital and can go a long way in providing a person recovering from this condition the strength they need to reach a state of normalcy again. Otherwise, recovery can be a very lonely process, and can sometimes be more of an emotional ordeal than a physical one.
The saying ‘patience is a virtue’ really does define the recovery process. There are no short cuts either, but there is such a thing as life after Cushing’s syndrome. Slow and steady will win the race.