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MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« on: May 15, 2007, 08:48:18 am »
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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 09:00:16 am »
Bruce,  you KNOW I am sending wishes and huggles that the news is good tomorrow and that the AN is not growing.  I'll be thinking of you and plu-eeeeeeeeze keep us updated.  You and I know that you are in fabulous hands with Dr. Mattox!  Good luck tomorrow! I'll be cheering you on!

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 01:07:38 pm »
Hi Bruce...

Very best of luck with your MRI scan tomorrow and here's hoping that you get another year's subscription to the 'wait and watch' club!

Best Regards

Derek
Residing UK. In 'watch & wait' since diagnosis in March 2002 with right side AN. Initially sized at 2.5cm and now self reduced to 1.3cm.
All symptoms have abated except impaired hearing on affected side which is not a problem for me.

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 05:11:46 pm »
Hi Bruce,

I'm sending you lots of positive energy and praying that your AN has remained the same or even shrunk.  That does happen, I was told by a neurosurgeon today.    I've decided to go with a fractionated therapy at Piedmont Hospital.  I met with the Radiation Oncologist today there who did his residence under Crocker at Emory.  He's very knowledgeable and agrees that a long course of fractionated therapy would be the best in terms of trying to preserve my hearing, which is at the low normal range right now.  We're going to use the Trilogy System and he is going to implant gold markers in my skull to make the treatment even more accurate.  The neurologist said I could wait and watch, but waiting in my case would be waiting for more hearing loss.  I'd rather go ahead and try to preserve what I have rather than lose more hearing that I will probably not regain.  Of course, I realize there's no guarantee that I'll preserve my hearing over time, but I'm hopefully making a decision that will support that.

I feel really good about Piedmont and the Trilogy System.  I'm anxious to read tomorrow how everything went.  I guess you won't get the results for several days.

Beverly

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 05:46:20 pm »
Hi, Bruce,

As a fellow wait and watcher whose term unfortunately has come to an end, I wish you the best of luck, that is, an unchanged MRI! I hope your tumor does not grow anymore and you continue with wait and watch.

                                          Eve

Right side AN (6x3x3 cm) removed in 1988 by Drs. Benjamin & Cohen at NYU (16 hrs); nerves involved III - XII.
Regrowth at the brainstem 2.5 cm removed by Dr.Shahinian in 4 hrs at SBI (hopefully, this time forever); nerves involved IV - X with VIII missing. No facial or swallowing issues.

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 07:42:10 pm »
Dear Bruce:

I wish you all the best my friend.  I will be anxiously watching for your update.

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!

Kathy

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 08:24:54 pm »
Brucief -  Sending you warmest aloha and positive thoughts.   good luck tomorrow.  OTO

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 12:27:31 am »
Hi,
Thinking of you and hoping everything turns out okay for you. 

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 01:59:32 pm »
Hi there Bruce...

Fantastic news.....hopefully you can now chill out over the next year!

Best Wishes

Derek
Residing UK. In 'watch & wait' since diagnosis in March 2002 with right side AN. Initially sized at 2.5cm and now self reduced to 1.3cm.
All symptoms have abated except impaired hearing on affected side which is not a problem for me.

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007, 02:58:28 pm »
Bruce! Great news!  Sounds like things are going well and glad to see another year before your next follow up! :)

Phyl
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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2007, 04:10:32 pm »
GREAT NEWS BRUCE - I CAN STOP HOLDING MY BREATH NOW !!!!!!  Nancy
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2007, 05:41:06 pm »
Congratulations, Bruce!   :D :D :D

Katie
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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 05:53:23 pm »
 ;DYeah Bruce!  Great news!!!!

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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 08:37:41 pm »
Bruce,

Congratulations! what a great MRI report  ;D Nothing to worry about for another  year

Mark
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Re: MRI at Emory Tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007, 09:21:48 pm »
Bruce: awesome news! Very happy for you!
4+cmm left retromastoid of cerebellopontine angle tumor removed 6/5/06; Dr. Eric Gabriel, St. Vincents, Jacksonville, FL
Left ear hearing loss, left eye gold weight, facial paralysis; 48 year old female. Dr. Khuddas - my hero - corrected my double vision

 


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