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leapyrtwins

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2008, 11:22:41 am »

My ear lobe was marked with a purple pen in the OR prep area, just before I went out.  The nurse and my neurosurgeon questioned me and confirmed with me the side to be done.  I signed papers that stated the name of the operation and the side for the surgery.

Exactly what happened with me, too.

K -

just borrow some of your girlies' markers  ;)

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2008, 11:28:13 am »
they are all dried up & I am such a meanie mom, I won't get more -- you mark on the walls....   :D
just kidding (kind of) hope we are past that!
I want to use the "scented" kind anyway!
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
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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2008, 11:45:37 am »
Maybe you should get new markers and let the girlies help you  - might be a good project for a rainy day ;)

BTW, I am a mean mom also - my kids tell me that all the time LOL.  Actually they don't know how good they have it - I'm a total pushover when it comes to them  :)

Jan 
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2008, 12:06:15 pm »
You need washable markers and a big box of Magic Erasers!  Then you don't have to be mean.

Debbi - if you're going to be a guinea pig, get your contract for your cut of the profits beforehand.  I might have been a millionaire...oh well...

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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? coloring your hair prior to gamma knife radiation ????
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2008, 08:31:15 pm »
Hi to all you who dye your hair

Just happen to think of all the things I have to do prior to radiation.  Low and behold !@#$%^
Dying my hair.  Is this alright to do two weeks before the radiation??  I hope so other wise I might come out looking older than Mathusa.  What has everyone done in this regard? Will it have any effect from the radiation? ( increase hair loss? etc.)
 


I have long hair to the middle of my back   

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2008, 10:04:09 pm »
Good question, Claire. 

I wish I had an answer for you, but I had surgery.

If no one can give you input, you might have to ask your doctor.

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2008, 06:45:59 am »
Claire~
I would think it would be OK, but I would call the Dr.'s office to make sure!
Let us know!
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)
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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2008, 06:54:40 am »
Ditto Kay and Jan.  Check with your doc to be sure, Claire. 

As for us "blade girls (and guys)", we just have to contend with the no shampooing after surgery thing ... sigh.

Which reminds me, I am scheduled for a trim, color, massage and facial the Friday before surgery - I like to think of it as a mini vacation before the work starts.  If nothing else, it will be great for my nerves and general stress.  Nothing like getting rubbed and pummelled to make the world seem right!

Deb - counting down and breathing...
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2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2008, 06:59:16 am »
Debbi~
Sounds like a great idea and a wonderful day!!
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!

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2008, 07:51:41 am »
So, I got a call from the surgeon's office this morning - no markers needed after all!  Without going into all the detail, it was a clerical error in the pre-admittance instructions I got.  Wahoo!  I've got two more days of clean hair!!!!

See how little it takes to make me happy?

Deb - smiiling in NJ ;D
Debbi - diagnosed March 4, 2008 
2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
SSD Right ear, Mild synkinesis and facial nerve damage
BAHA "installed" Feb 2011 by Dr. Cosetti @ NYU

http://debsanadventure.blogspot.com

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2008, 09:57:09 am »
Debbi~
Now we can say, "Gee, your hair smells terrific!!" for a few more days!!!!   ;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!

leapyrtwins

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2008, 11:37:09 am »
Well, it looks like for the time being Lori will be our only guinea pig!

And I was SO hoping that Deb could get some royalties out of this  ;D

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2008, 12:41:11 pm »
Don't let that ruin all the fun, take out a Sharpie and draw a mustache anyway....


Joe-
Right side AN removed 1/10/07 @ NYU Medical Center
Dr's Roland and Golfinos

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2008, 01:03:04 pm »
Okay, armed with Sharpie, she heads for the OR...
Debbi - diagnosed March 4, 2008 
2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
SSD Right ear, Mild synkinesis and facial nerve damage
BAHA "installed" Feb 2011 by Dr. Cosetti @ NYU

http://debsanadventure.blogspot.com

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2008, 10:22:37 pm »
Maybe you could draw a dotted line on the side of your head and write "Cut here".

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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