I was diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was nine. During the operation my tumor was removed but so was the pituitary gland. It was a tough adjustment at first but once the medicine gets worked out it is no problem at all. I was 4 foot 4 when they diagnosed panhypopituitary and I needed artificial growth harmone, among other drugs. My doctors said I would be lucky to get to 5 foot 6 but I grew to 6 feet 2. I was also advised there was no way to have children but 20 years later the technology is available. Biggest problem with panhypo is dealing with the insurance and having to take the steroids. Everything else is a walk in the park!