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Jim Scott

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Re: New in town
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2009, 01:56:21 pm »
Hi, Cliff:

Many good wishes and prayers for your upcoming surgery.  I've entered your surgery date on the online 'AN Treatment calendar'   http://my.calendars.net/an_treatments/d28/04/2009?authenticate=&display=M&style=B.  Feel free to add details. 

Jim
4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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Re: New in town
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2009, 06:56:18 pm »
Hey, Cliff.  It has been a while; thanks for stopping in ;D  It's nice to hear from you again.

Best wishes for a highly successful surgery.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I'm confident things will turn out well for you.

Please keep us updated on your recovery.

Jan

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Re: New in town
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2009, 12:51:05 am »
Hi Cliff.

I wish you luck.

Kenneth

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Re: New in town
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2009, 10:16:29 am »
My thoughts and prayers are with you for successful surgery tomorrow.  Please post as soon as you can.

Grace
Diagnosed 7/06: AN - right side: 1.3cm in transverse dimension, 6mm in AP dimension, and 6mm in cephalocaudal dimension.
GK 12/06- Wake Forest Univ Baptist Med Ctr
MRI 5/07- Some necrosis;  Now SSD
MRI 12/08- AN size has reduced 50%
MRI 12/11- AN stable (unchanged from 12/08)
Next MRI: 12/16

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Re: New in town
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2009, 06:00:05 am »
Hi Cliff,

Have been thinking about you and wondering how your surgery went...
Hope you are feeling better real soon and can send us an update.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue
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Re: New in town
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2009, 06:02:27 pm »
Hello everyone!    I am back !!!   :P


I was discharged from the hospital Saturday afternoon, my surgery was Tuesday Morning 11 hours long.   I was told my recovery has been going quiet well with the way I have been responding as a whole.   3 days after surgery I was walking already, the next day i was doing some stairs.   I have no facial issues nor balance issues, yeah my left side is now completely closed for good and the incision area is quite small.  I have small issues so far with walking, too far or in the damn heat out here in Hawaii lol.   

Morphine was my best friend for about 3 days after surgery before i just really didn't need it.  I take Tylenol 3 now and children's Tylenol for smaller versions of throbbing pain when they come about.  I want to say thank you again to all of you for your support, now I am looking forward to learning about whats in store for me ahead.    ;D


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Re: New in town
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2009, 06:12:00 pm »
Hi Cliff and welcome back!  I have been wondering how you were getting along way out there in the land of paradise  ;D
Everything sounds like it went pretty well for you - wow, 11 hours of surgery and you are back posting on the forum, walking, etc., etc.  EXCELLENT!

I wish you continued healing and a speedy recovery!
Sincerely,
Sue


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Re: New in town
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2009, 07:47:09 pm »
Greengiant71

Hooah!   I'm curious... did you have your surgery at Tripler?  Or did Tricare allow you to go to a civilain hospital?   I use to do a lot of construction work at Tripler...

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Re: New in town
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2009, 08:49:29 pm »
Hey, Cliff -

Glad to see you back so soon  ;D

No facial or balance issues is pretty darn good in my book.   Sounds like things are going well for you.

I envy you the damn heat, though.  Here in Illinois, it's just started to warm up after several weeks of rain and not-so-warm temps  ::)

We'd welcome a little heat.

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: New in town
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2009, 12:44:57 am »
Hi Cliff.

I am happy to hear that surgery went well. I wish you a speedy recovery. Just remember to take it slow once in a while ;)

Best regards, Kenneth

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Re: New in town
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2009, 12:40:15 pm »
Cliff, I could not be more thrilled to hear your news. Congratulations on such a successful post-op period!
Facial nerve hemangioma. Probable dx 7/2008 confirmed 4/2009. Combo middle fossa and translab to remove the blood vessel malformation and snip ruined hearing and balance nerves by Drs. House and Brackmann @ House 6/2009. Doing great!

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Re: New in town
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2009, 01:55:13 pm »
Hi Cliff,
 
It sounds like things went extremely well for you!  I don't think anyone can tell you for sure what's in store for you over the next few weeks since everyone is different, but based on your great attitude, I'd say you are going to do just fine :).
 
Ernie
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-Retrosigmoid Surgery with Dr. Bartels and Dr. Danner at Tampa General 3/5/2009.
-Had to cut hearing nerve to get "sticky" tumor, so SSD right side.

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Re: New in town
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2009, 03:57:26 pm »
Cliff:

A successful surgery and what seems to be a very good recovery...and you're in Hawaii!  What more could anyone ask?  :)  Thanks for the positive update.  You've encouraged many, today.

Jim
4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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Re: New in town
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2009, 09:43:12 pm »
Hey Cliff,

I am in the Coast Guard and having my surgery tomorrow.  I have also lived in Hawaii, my daughter was born at the Queen's medical center.  I have been told that you can have your procedure done anywhere with prior approval of course.  As far as expense goes since you are on active duty the military is on the hook.  Keep us posted and if you have questions please ask.

Brian

 


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