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sgerrard

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6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:44:41 pm »
I have nothing interesting to report regarding my 6 month MRI taken this morning. Same size and stable. Still enhancing with contrast, no obvious necrosis, the doc said I may never see that since it is fairly small. Nothing else noteworthy.

I also had a hearing test, mostly unchanged, with a small drop at low frequencies, which is still the least affected range. Also the word recognition score was two words lower. On one of the words I couldn't make out, I just said "Aflac", which got a laugh from the audiologist. I am going to try out a hearing aid.

Ho, hum. Yawn.

Naturally, I am thrilled!  8)

Steve
8 mm left AN June 2007,  CK at Stanford Sept 2007.
Hearing lasted a while, but left side is deaf now.
Right side is weak too. Life is quiet.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 11:45:41 pm »
Congrats Steve! "uneventful" MRI's are a beautiful thing  ;D

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 06:05:03 am »
Steve -

we are all thrilled for you!

"Aflac", you crack me up  ;D

Congratulations,

Jan
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 07:13:27 am »
Dull ?   Boring ?    The tumor yes,  you?  not a chance ! ! !    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FORUM WITTY-LAUREATE ! ! !
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: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 08:47:02 am »

"Aflac", you crack me up  ;D


You know, I should have said you "quack" me up LOL

Nancy, you are SO right.  I always look for Steve's witty responses, they make me smile  ;D

Jan

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 01:13:01 pm »
Awesome Steve!But could ya be a little excited????!!! ;)
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 01:22:59 pm »
Steve, me likes dull, boring, uneventful... when it comes to moderating this website  ;D AND.... your MRI's and health!!!!!! Congrats!

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 08:08:32 pm »
Thanks, everybody. I called Stanford to let them know the scan and reports are on the way, I may hear back by the end of next week.

Meanwhile I will try to think of something else funny to say.

Steve
8 mm left AN June 2007,  CK at Stanford Sept 2007.
Hearing lasted a while, but left side is deaf now.
Right side is weak too. Life is quiet.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 08:40:46 pm »
Steve:  good thoughts for the 'end of the week'

Oh, BTW, you don't have to ever think of anything funny to say, it's you being you who we love, the serious, the laid back, the witty.
Always enjoy your posts (except the long ones - you or anyone else's,  my brain just looks at all the words & says 'can't take it all in', & I move on,
this is an AN thing for me, no offense my friends....)

Always good thoughts,  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: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 09:25:51 pm »
Dull, boring and uneventful are great words to live by.  Congradulations and may the next MRI give you the same dull, boring and uneventful news.  I'm very happy for you!  ;D 16
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 09:42:34 pm »
This is definitely one case when dull, boring and uneventful are GOOD things! 

Glad to hear good, dull news every so often!

And you quack me up too! (good one, Jan).

Lori
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 11:16:09 pm »
Oh, BTW, you don't have to ever think of anything funny to say, it's you being you who we love, the serious, the laid back, the witty.


Absolutely, Nancy.  Couldn't have said it better myself.

Jan
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Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 03:40:22 am »
yawn.... ho hum... ya, great. how boring. such dull news, it's not even worth calling them news. A day like any other. It's just the same ould AN that's dieing and isn't even bothering shrinking of anything. How dull.
I think I go for a nap.
Cheers Steve,
Lorenzo
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doing great now.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2008, 11:09:01 pm »
Steve,
Belated congrats on your 6 month check-up.  Uneventful sounds great to me!  :)
2 cm right-side AN, diagnosed July 2006
Cyberknife at Georgetown Univ. Hospital, Aug 2007
Swelled to 2.5 cm and darkened thru center on latest MRI's, Dec 2007 and Mar 2008
Shrinking! back to 2 cm, Aug 2008
Still shrinking (a little), I think about 1.7 cm now, Aug 2009

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008, 02:37:20 pm »
Congrats Steve on another boring day - MRI wise.  Yeah, it's not as interesting now that we are on the downhill side of the AN mountain.  And as Martha says, "That's a Good Thing!"  As long as our AN's are stopped in their march forward in trying to do us in, then we can shout "Hallelujah!" and be thrilled with our uneventful MRI's.  No news is Good News, Baby.  My doctor said, "I am very happy with they way things look."  And I thought, "Well, if your happy then I'm happy!".  :D

*Sue and Steve do the Happy Dance on the Forum dance floor.  Carrie Ann says we look light on our feet, Nigel is glad we didn't fall, and Bruno raises his fist and shouts, "You guys may have AN's, but that's a TEN!"


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