Hi. I am new to this forum. I have an adrenal gland tumor and have had it since 1991. It finally decided to act up within the last 6 months growing larger and my cortisol level is sky high which is a problem. I now have an endocrinologist who has run a boat load of tests and believes the adrenal gland should be removed. I am gaining weight and no matter how much I exercise the cortisol releasing is the problem. My doctor also is associating this with Cushings' Disease. I have had new onset of headaches, high blood pressure, fatigue, and lack of energy in the past 6 months. I have had a variety of blood work and urine testing along with CT, MRI, Octretide scans which do not report it as being a metastatic problem at present but I very much look forward to surgery at Mayo Clinic. I wondered if anyone here has had an Adrenalectomy and how they felt after the surgery. Also was in laparoscopic or surgical?