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sgerrard

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2008, 09:33:53 pm »
Bean,

Can I call you Bean? If you have an AN at all, you are fully qualified to post all medical issues on this forum, since we even have a few non-ANers posting. I'm glad that your AN is a tiny one, hopefully it can take a back seat for a good while.

I am impressed by the sound of "reflex sympathetic dystrophy", although I still don't get what it actually is. I do get that it is no fun. I remember that bit about the brass towel bar effect, and now I picture you sitting around pumping your fist all the time. Isn't it interesting how screws keep entering the picture - ankle plates, leg plates, wrist plates, everyone is getting armored now. Pretty soon I'm going to want a plate installed, along with a fake BAHA.

I really like the line "Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice?" I like that sense of humor, and it is some how very suitable for ANs and reflex sympathetic dystrophies, and the like. I am assuming that despite the setbacks, your wrist will be healing up shortly. Stay cheerful and keep that good sense of humor going strong.

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.

lori67

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2008, 10:32:49 pm »
Beancounter -

Well, sounds like you're doing okay - in spite of it all!  I'm sorry you've had so many problems with the wrist.  Hope that gets better soon.  I've seen patients with RSD and it doesn't look like fun at all.

I think you need to move further south - where there is no ice to slip and fall on.  Dangerous stuff. 

Don't be a stranger!  We've missed you.
Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2008, 12:48:03 am »
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.

Purely in the interest of maintaining accurate archives, I feel obligated to revise my original statement, in light of  the radiologist's report on the MRI, of which I finally got a copy. According to the report, it is "slightly smaller than on the previous exam," with measurements of 6 x 6 x 6 mm.

Shrinkage. What a lovely word.  :)

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 #33 on: April 30, 2008, 06:04:39 am »
Steve~
That"s even better news!!  ;D

K
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2008, 02:28:24 pm »
Steve,

Yes, in this case, shrinkage is a lovely word.  Just don't tell George Costanza that!  (another Seinfeld reference..).

You just get more dull and boring as the days go on, don't you?

Lori   :D
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2008, 02:31:52 pm »
Lori -

shrinkage was one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes!  Right up there with the one about "Master of My Own Domain" LOL

Jan
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2008, 03:06:08 pm »
Lori~
Glad you thought of that episode -- I was definitely thinking along those same lines, but couldn't think of a good way to state it!!   :D

K
Translab 12/95@Houston Methodist(Baylor College of Medicine)for "HUGE" tumor-no size specified
25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
12/7 Graft 1/97
Gold Weight x 5
SSD
Facial Paralysis-R(no movement or feelings in face,mouth,eye)
T3-3/08
Great life!

lori67

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2008, 03:36:32 pm »
Yes, we wouldn't want to be censored!   :o  This is a family forum afterall!! 

Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2008, 04:37:12 pm »

Purely in the interest of maintaining accurate archives, I feel obligated to revise my original statement, in light of  the radiologist's report on the MRI, of which I finally got a copy. According to the report, it is "slightly smaller than on the previous exam," with measurements of 6 x 6 x 6 mm.

Shrinkage. What a lovely word.  :)

Steve

Shrinkage is an awesome word...So is "report".  It is a reminder to us all to get an actual copy of the report.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2008, 08:39:55 pm »
Yes, we wouldn't want to be censored!   :o  This is a family forum afterall!! 

Lori
geesh, we don't censor much around here... good lordy.....  ::)   :-*

Steve, me likes what me read.... sounds good to me! :)
Phyl
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2008, 01:16:17 pm »
Ha ha!  I know, Phyl, I was just trying to get you going!   :D  Gotta poke the bears with a stick every now and then!

Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2008, 01:20:22 pm »
Ha ha!  I know, Phyl, I was just trying to get you going!   :D  Gotta poke the bears with a stick every now and then!

Lori
HEY!  :o Who you calling a bear? You've seen my weight gain? You've seen me gnarling my teeth? (remind me to floss, I just ate lunch!).  Hey!  Duly noted, toots! ;)  :-*  :-*  :-*
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2008, 04:07:09 pm »
Gotta poke the bears with a stick every now and then!

Lori -

I can only imagine what you were like as a child!  Sorry I missed that  ;D

Jan
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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2008, 04:17:55 pm »
I am the youngest of 4.  I've had lots of practice antagonizing my big sisters!!

And Phyl, I meant you were a little, cute, fuzzy, cuddly bear cub....who looks great in a bikini...  maybe you should shave your legs.....   :o

Lori
p.s.  I'm pushing my luck here, aren't I?   :D
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 6 Month MRI: Dull, Boring, Uneventful
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2008, 05:13:07 pm »

And Phyl, I meant you were a little, cute, fuzzy, cuddly bear cub....who looks great in a bikini...  maybe you should shave your legs.....   :o

Lori
p.s.  I'm pushing my luck here, aren't I?   :D

ah-yup!  :-* :-* :-*
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