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tenai98

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2 AN surgeries, cyberknife treatment and now a shunt
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:34:53 pm »
April 11/2017, I had another AN surgery to debulk the bugger.  It had grown into my brainstem causing some problems.  Second time around was easier and I was home 3 days later.   Then I developed hydrocephalus and needed a shunt put in.   Anyone else dealing with shunts?   I guess I have lots of research to do.   I travel to Cuba and Mexico yearly and wondering about insurance???  Any info would be greatly appreciated.   

PS,   Having had cyberknife thinned my skin and I ran into some healing problems.   If I ever need another surgery around the AN site, I will need plastic surgery (skin graft) as well.  hindsight
14mmX11mmX11mm left ear
TRANSLAB 04/07/09 2cms at time of surgery
Dr. Benoit and Schramm, Ottawa Civic Campus
SSD ,some facial numbness
Baha surgery sept 22/09
residual tumor 13mmX7mmX8mm
2016 new growth.  25mmX21mmX22mm
cyberknife on June 7

Onisaki

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Re: 2 AN surgeries, cyberknife treatment and now a shunt
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 01:13:09 am »
This information is very helpful to me.

lilith

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Re: 2 AN surgeries, cyberknife treatment and now a shunt
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 07:01:39 am »
Hi Tenai,

I cannot help with your question. However, I wanted to say that if it is Mexico City where you visit regularly, do not doubt to contact me if anything is required.

Best,

Lilith
33mmx19mm AN (Diagnosis 5.05.2016)
Radiosurgery in Mexico City: 25.05.2016
Pre and post-radiosurgery: little bit of imbalance, mild hearing-loss, wonky head.

tenai98

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Re: 2 AN surgeries, cyberknife treatment and now a shunt
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 03:55:09 pm »
Sent you a PM Lilith
14mmX11mmX11mm left ear
TRANSLAB 04/07/09 2cms at time of surgery
Dr. Benoit and Schramm, Ottawa Civic Campus
SSD ,some facial numbness
Baha surgery sept 22/09
residual tumor 13mmX7mmX8mm
2016 new growth.  25mmX21mmX22mm
cyberknife on June 7

 


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