Re: what is pituitary tumor surgery like
I had this surgery about 4 years ago. I have to say mine was pretty easy (and I have had 12 surgeries). This was among the easiest. I was very nervous as well as this was my only brain surgery but recovery was easy. I was up and walking as soon as they took off the blow up booties. I had no headache, took only one pain pill and just took a while to get back my stamina.
Surgical recovery is one thing - the HORMONAL recovery is another... that is not as fun.
I have gone with other friends to the hospital - one friend had surgery recently and she, how do I say it... was determined not to have a good outcome. She wanted to be spoon fed, moaned, and was very cranky. Her surgery actually well but she is the type of person who decided that after surgery, everyone had to wait on her hand and foot and she was not pleasant.
Most of my friends have done really well with few issues. Some of them get diabetes insipedis temporarily and that resolves within a few days.
Most of all, follow the instructions of your surgeon. Have an experienced one (that will assure the best possible outcome) and talk about what to expect. Talk to your endo about the hormonal recovery so you will not be blindsided by that. Good luck!