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jazzfunkanne

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Re: hearing return after 2 retrosigmoid surgeries!
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2008, 04:14:04 pm »
hi hrissy, thanks for clearing that upx
over 4.5cm AN removed dec 06

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Re: hearing return after 2 retrosigmoid surgeries!
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2008, 05:14:33 pm »
Hi Hrissy,

Yes, it was a minimum of 6 months before there was any change in hearing, and both did initially retain some hearing after the surgery. The one who had the best results went into surgery with 92% hearing, came out with just under 50%, and said that by the end of the year he had regained 82%.

Michelle - it looks like you've retained about 5% from your signature line, and I think that may be about where I'm at, too, but will find out for sure this week. I'm just hoping for both of us that keeping anything will increase our chances of getting some back later. :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both of us!

Nancy
1.6 cm left AN diagnosed Oct. '07
1.9 cm on 2nd MRI, May '08
Retrosigmoid surgery at House Clinic/St. Vincent's on 8/6/08
(no post-op dizziness, nausea, facial or balance issues)
Thankful for a fantastic team of doctors - Dr. Rick Friedman, Dr. Marc Schwartz, & Dr. Michael Stefan

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Re: hearing return after 2 retrosigmoid surgeries!
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2008, 08:45:34 pm »
That is great news!!!  So happy to "hear" about it!!!!!!
Left side 1.7 cm AN diagnosed 7/30/08
Misdiagnosed for 8 + years
Surgery, Sub-occipital, 11/17/2008 at Indiana University Hospital
Left SSD
Tumor much larger than expected. Facial nerves intact, but had RARE swelling resulting in brachial plexus injury and tracheostomy after surgery.

 


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