"My life seems to be one set of tests after another."
Pituitary disease is a chronic condition, and most patients will be involved with some form of tests and treatment for the remainder of their lives. Each medical treatment can take up a fair amount of time, involve time off from work, and/or require long-distance travel.
"At the time I had no idea that this would affect me for the rest of my life."
It is possible that some patients may reject treatment at some stage (compare with adolescent diabetes mellitus patients), or they may not be aware of its continuing necessity, so it is important that caregivers secure the patient's cooperation with and understanding of the ongoing nature of the tests and treatment as early in the process as possible.
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