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Post-op appointment
      09/04/10 03:24 PM

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Loc: A small city, Northwestern Ontario, Canada

Hello my friends,
I've been lurking, hope everyone is well.

I saw my neurosurgeon on Monday in Toronto. He is very pleased with the brain surgery outcome so far. As am I. I have to have an MRI so he can check things internally and give him a base line to follow from hereon in. I will be monitored at least once a year for the rest of my life for both the Chiari malformation for which I had surgery and the arachnoid cyst I also have in the front right temple on the lining of my brain. My mum and I went to Toronto just for the day and walked everywhere - 7 miles!! And it was only 114F / 44C at the heat of the day with humidex... Blech!! A little too hot!

Overall, I think I am doing well. My leg, where they took the graft from for my skull, is healing well. I am walking between 2 and 3.5 miles every morning (except yesterday - darn rain!) And get this folks, NO Chiari headaches since surgery (minor ones, a couple hours long, but NOTHING like they used to be!!)

I can start driving in 2 weeks - hurray!! 12 weeks not driving is tough. I cannot however go back to work yet for 6 to 8 weeks minimum. My right shoulder was somehow torn during my surgery and I am going for an MRI on Sept 15 to diagnose it. I went to emergency yesterday as the pain is pretty severe and to try and fast track me to the fracture clinic to see an orthopaedic specialist. (the waiting lists are between 2 and 18 months here, and 2 and 12 months in Toronto - I have referrals to both) So I'm off work, waiting for MRI results and to hopefully see the specialist before the end of October... Cross your fingers!

The weather has cooled off to welcome the start of the school year and fall... darn it anyways! I was really enjoying sitting on the patio in the afternoons with a good book!

Hugs to all!


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IBS A 20+ years, Chronic Migraines, Chiari Malformation (decompressed June 22, 2010), Brachial Neuritis, and ??? the list just keeps growing, but I'm still shiny side up!

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