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leapyrtwins

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Re: surgery
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008, 03:41:12 pm »
Cheryl -

I am amazed that you are back to driving already!  It sounds like your recovery is going very well.

Good for you,

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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Re: surgery
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008, 03:54:22 pm »
I am 30 miles frrom Des Moines and not to where I feel I am safe to drive there though.   A friend is taking me tomorrow as there is a special african violet sale that I go to every year and she is going to drive.       She collects them too.                So that may tire me out but at least something to look forward to.                     
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Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
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leapyrtwins

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Re: surgery
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008, 04:04:49 pm »
Cheryl -

in my experience, african violets are pretty hard to raise.  I love them, but consistently kill them - inadvertently of course!

Then again, I kill just about any type of vegetation - except for the silk or plastic variety - inadvertently.  My ex used to say I had a "black thumb" LOL

Maybe that's why my shopping trips generally lean towards shoes  ;D

Enjoy your annual excursion!

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: surgery
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2008, 04:20:36 pm »
Jan, we have so much in common - I've been told I have a black thumb too!  My husband brought me back a cactus from AZ before we were married - and I killed it.  He swears you can't kill a cactus, but I beg to differ.  I think mine had jet lag or something.  It couldn't have been all my fault! 

Lori - the plant-killer
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: surgery
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2008, 07:45:21 pm »
Lori -

I've killed many a cactus in my day  ;D

We do have a lot in common - I'd say we were twins separated at birth, but I know you are younger than I am.

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: surgery
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2008, 08:45:48 am »
Uh, yes... 29 if anyone asks....   :-X
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: surgery
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2008, 11:20:45 am »
You're dating yourself - I would have said 23 or 25  ;D
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Re: surgery
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2008, 12:03:34 pm »
Heck, I'm having trouble getting anyone to believe the 29 anymore.
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Re: surgery
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2008, 04:10:11 pm »
Two words - hair dye  ;D
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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: surgery
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2008, 03:19:36 pm »
Hey Cheryl -

You're my new role model - 2 weeks and you're driving!!!  I have a new goal now!  Take it easy on yourself - it sounds like you are doing very well.

Debbi - 5 days postie...
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Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
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Re: surgery
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2008, 03:32:15 pm »
Debbi - just keep in mind, Cheryl is not driving in NJ!  Driving in NJ is a true test of your driving ability even without having just had brain surgery!  And I'm allowed to say that, because that's where I learned how to drive!   ;D

Familiar with the intersections by Willowbrook Mall?  Stay away from there!   :D

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: surgery
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2008, 03:42:41 pm »
No way would I drive in a big city right now.  A rural area is much better.       I had a friend take me to Des Moines Fri.      Sat husband and I went to a wedding.    Sun went and visited our grandkids.     Did some grocery shopping too.     Guess who was very tired by Sun eve.                 Doing better today and doing some housework.
I do feel very fortunate since I guess I was having brain swelling for 3 days while in ICU and they didn't know why.       Never even mentioned it to me.   My daughter did later but then once it improved I went to the standard usual recovery and improved just fine.         
                                                  Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
    Univ of Iowa for all care

 


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