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Debbi

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2008, 06:17:40 am »
Lori - you just made me laugh out loud - and it is only 8:15 in the morning!  Thanks!
Deb ;D
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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
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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2008, 01:03:29 pm »
Debbi - always nice to have someone laughing WITH me, instead of AT me for a change!   :D

And don't forget the dotted line on you abdomen too.  Try drawing it all the way across so your doctor won't just do liposuction on one side like mine did.
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: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2008, 01:37:44 pm »
And don't forget the dotted line on you abdomen too.  Try drawing it all the way across so your doctor won't just do liposuction on one side like mine did.
Lori

You know, I think it's high time we started lobbying these doctors to take fat from a patient's entire abdomen.  It's just not fair that they are only doing half the job!  LOL

And BTW, Lori, we are always laughing with you, not at you   ;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

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Debbi

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2008, 02:02:52 pm »
Okay, and while we're at it, could they do a little work on the hips/butt, too?
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

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2008, 02:03:31 pm »
I'll vote for that  ;D
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 #50 on: April 14, 2008, 07:07:22 am »
I want to see if they can lipo all areas and maybe save some for future patients.....I've got some extra they can have!

On the shampoo front......I too am really not liking the no shampooing factor....But my doc did suggest getting the dry shampoo.  There is a product that they seell at Sephora, QVC, and online called Ojon.....its' all natural.  Kinda pricey though.....$24 for a bottle.  I've been researching it all in great detail since my surgery is coming right after yours.....Best of luck to you Debbi...I'm sure your getting nervous.....I know I am. 31 days and counting for me.   Scariest part for me is the hearing loss at this point.  reality of that is starting to set in......

Melissa.....on edge of chair, biting nails......whoops, got dizzy and fell off.... :)
1.6cm X 1.6cm diagnosed Jan 30 2008
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GK to zap the rest on 10/22/08
2010 MRI showed no new growth tumor measuring at that time at 1.1 x .4
2011 Holding steady
2012 new growth 1.7 x .7 :( :(

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2008, 12:33:18 pm »
Hey Melissa-

Thanks for the Ojon tip - I'll look it up.  And, try not to get too nervous too early (ha - did I really just type that???)   So, you are B minus 31.  And, I'm B minus 16.  Okay, breathe!  And, yes, I know what you mean about the hearing loss - I just keep trying to imagine what that will feel like even though I know I won't know until I wake up.  Did I mention that I tried to plug my AN ear to see if I could block out all noise - didn't really work.  My AN side hearing is still fairly good. 

Had my pre-op appt at the hospital this morning -blood, chest exray, EKG, meetings w/anesthesia, nursing staff.  It was a big jolt of reality!

Deb - counting down the days...
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 #52 on: April 14, 2008, 05:01:55 pm »
When I was in pre-op, the nurse picked up the shaver and said "Now I'm going to give you the best haircut you've ever had". In the end, I don't think I agreed with her but it certainly was the most expensive haircut I've ever had.

I didn't have markers either. Just shampooing with the anitbacterial stuff (uck). Our surgeries all seem to be variations on the same theme. There probably isn't  one correct way, just many different ways to achieve a successful outcome.

Good Luck!

Mary (in Montana)
2cm x 1.5cm AN, Middle Fossa, Dr. Brackmann  05/24/05
Mild hearing loss, mild facial weakness, no balance issues

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Re: Did Anyone Get Markers Prior to Surgery?
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2008, 08:19:27 pm »
Mary -

love the quote in your signature line!

"well behaved women seldom make history"  8)

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 #54 on: April 14, 2008, 08:20:26 pm »
Oh man!  That is a good one!!  I may have to steal it for my e-mail!   ;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)
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