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Pituitary Tumor

The Mayo Clinic states that:

"Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors result in too many of the hormones that regulate important functions of your body. Some pituitary tumors can cause your pituitary gland to produce lower levels of hormones.

Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign) growths (adenomas). Adenomas remain in your pituitary gland or surrounding tissues and don't spread to other parts of your body.

There are various options for treating pituitary tumors, including removing the tumor, controlling its growth and managing your hormone levels with medications. Your doctor may recommend observation — or a ''wait and see'' approach."

These days other than having to visit the hospital as a Heart Failure Patient, I'm also attending as being a Pituitary Tumour Patient. Good news is after nearly 8 months of treatment my blood tests shows fairly good progress, but only an MRI and review by Neurosurgeon can determine the next course of action. I have to admit regardless how it turns out, I'm humbled much by the professionalism of the doctors and nurses, their care and concern, their dedication to making me well. I've done my third or fourth MRI already recently, year-end I'm seeing the Neurosurgeon to determine course of action. Fingers crossed. My heart failure situation seems much better, with proper care, medication compliance, light exercise, smart dieting, I think I've recovered pretty fast. Next week I'm seeing the heart failure clinic and hope more good news will be forthcoming. I would like to encourage everyone on a few areas: 1. Never give up no matter how bad a situation may look.

2. Learn to recognise and appreciate the good that is before you as it is.

3. When there is someone you can help to reduce their pain, don't stand aside, give a hand.

4. Love more, hate lesser, and learn to live your life the best you can, nobody should tell you how or judge you for it. I'd write to you again in 2017. Have a great festive season.

*I suffered from an hyperactive hormonal production known as PROLACTIN*

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