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cindysip

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6 month check..."wait & watch"
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:38:39 pm »

Dec. 06' I began to experience vertigo which was later attributed to a small AN. My symptoms haven't really improved yet; I still experience dizziness and have difficulty with balance. Today I got the results of my latest MRI...no growth!! Neuro-ent wants me to have my hearing checked to be certain that hasn't changed...if all goes well I will be in "wait & watch" mode until next year. As for my symptoms...he has put me on prednisone for a week to see if that helps. The next step will be vestibular therapy.

I still can't believe this is happening...but so thankful that I found out when my AN is small.

Cindy
Diagnosed 1/07 2mm AN - symptoms included spinning sensations when awakening, balance problems & mild hearing loss
6/07 - followup MRI no growth
6/08 - no growth, hearing unchanged

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Re: 6 month check..."wait & watch"
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 05:58:32 am »
Cindy, you are, indeed, very fortunate and keeping fingers crossed that the darn AN decides to remain as is..... and hoping the prednisone helps out.

Hang in there.
Phyl
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Re: 6 month check..."wait & watch"
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 07:08:42 am »
Yea Cindy!

Let us know if the prednisone helps with the dizziness and balance issues.  I can gain weight just getting a prescription for prednisone filled, but it's worth it if the dizziness goes away.

Hope your hearing test brings good news as welll!

Betsy
15mm left side AN, diagnosed 4/25/07, radiosurgery via Trilogy 8/22/07.  Necrosis & shrinkage to 12.8mm April 2009

 


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