The results are in, my cortisol levels are still elevated. No results on the MRI yet though.
My endocrinologist has ordered two 24 hour urine samples. I basically have to collect my urine for two days and store it in the fridge. How fun! This also means no physical activity, no exercise, no much-missed zumba! This piss test is basically a screening for Cushing’s Syndrome.
I originally thought that the MRI was just for my Endocrinologist’s own personal use to see how messed up my pituitary gland is but after reading online the causes of Cushing’s Syndrome, I’m thinking it was more to see if there are any tumors.
Well, now I’m a little worried.
I’m trying to stay positive and remind myself that my pituitary gland is kind of FUBAR from radiation and hoping that there’s some other possible weird explanation for my elevated cortisol levels other than tumors. I don’t even have the basic signs or symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome. I’m anxious for some answers. Le sigh.