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Shelley A

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Surgery scheduled
« on: March 08, 2013, 02:40:39 pm »
I have an official date!  I will have surgery on April 5th at Medical City Dallas.  Dr. Hahn and Dr. Coimbra will have the pleasure of removing "Bob".  I am so very excited to get to the next step and see what outcome God has planned for me!  I would like to know of any surgery day tips and recovery advice that anyone is willing to offer.  Also, I feel that this is going to be harder on my family than it will for me, so any advice for them would be great also. :)


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Re: Surgery scheduled
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 07:53:24 pm »
Good luck to you Shelley! I have no advice to give as I am presurgery.  I am scheduled for 3/20.
I wish you well in the removal of "Bob."  I haven't named mine as I don't want to be emotionally attached to the sucker!
Best of luck--we are going to need it!  :)
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Translab 3/20/13 at HEI for 3.5 centimeter
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Re: Surgery scheduled
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 07:55:52 pm »
Best wishes for Bob's successful coming out party. We're all rootin' for you.

As for your family, show them this:

3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

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Shelley A

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Re: Surgery scheduled
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 12:27:32 pm »
Praying for you Anita!  Keep me posted on how yours goes!  And thanks arizonajack for the video!  How can you not smile when watching it?!


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Re: Surgery scheduled
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 11:17:25 am »

One piece of advice would be to set up a caringbridge page for yourself and your family to use.  My wife used mine to post updates before, during, and after surgery, and then I used it to let everyone know how I was doing in the weeks after surgery.  It was a great benefit to me to get so many messages of support and also to have one place to post messages to keep everyone informed.

Best wishes for a very successful surgery and a smooth recovery!

2.7 cm AN diagnosed June 2012
Translab completed November 2012 at House Clinic
SSD; numbness on face and in mouth, plus poor taste buds, but happy with how I am doing so far

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Re: Surgery scheduled
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 07:26:28 pm »
My thoughts will be with both of you.  I hope you give yourself time to heal afterwards.  We get to sleep through surgery.  :)

.7cm, left side AN , Tinnitus, Hearing preserved, Middle Fossa 8/1/12 at HEI, Drs Friedman and Schwartz, Sharing your story is extremely helpful to me.