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.