*Upcoming Surgery Dates*

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*Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby ASAP Moderator » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:47 pm

If you are scheduled for surgery, please let us know! The members of the ASAP online community would like to show our support.

Reply to this message with the surgery date and pertinent information; the post will be updated as needed. Replies will be deleted to keep the info easy to find so members don't have to dig through pages of response as time goes by.


July 16: MoemKate (Kay) is having Cranial Cervical Fusion (CCF).

July 17: Sheryl Ann is having a Craniectomy and Laminectomy (C1).

July 21: zippypnhd (Sherri) is having Cranial Cervical Fusion (CCF).

July 22: megsmom is having a Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD).

July 24: CMS (Courtney) is scheduled for a Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD) and Laminectomy but will likely need to have her surgery sooner than this date.

July 29: Little Bitty is having a C1 Laminectomy and Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD) with Dr. Oro.

August 6: jennyk's six year old daughter Grace Kelly is having a Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD).

June 2: Littlepixie1981 (Lydia) had PFD surgery.

June 2: LovemyBlessing's (Dawn) son Keegan had his LP shunt partially removed and a lumbar drain put in due to an infection. On the same day, her daughter Ruth had an LP shunt placed.

June 5: toport20 (Tracy) had Invasive Cervical Traction and the next day had detethering surgery for TCS.

June 5: DeeHall (Dee) had an Anterior Cervical Diskectomy Fusion (ACDF).

June 9: chairimom's daughter Katlyn had a PFD and, after a short recovery period, a cranial cervical fusion (CCF).

June 9: LovemyBlessing's (Dawn) son Keegan had the rest of his LP shunt removed and his drain replaced since the infection in his CSF still hadn't cleared.

June 13: LovemyBlessing's (Dawn) son had the drain removed and a new LP shunt put in. (Keegan was inpatient from June 1st through the 14th.)

June 19: florabug had a Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD).

June 23: kirafaye had her pain pump and intrathecal catheter put in.

June 26: Carolynschiari (Carolyn) had Invasive Cervical Traction and the next day detethering for TCS.

June 27: lttutrow's 9 year old son had PFD.

July 1: ivysmom (Kathy) is had detethering surgery for TCS.

July 8: hedzap had invasive cervical traction followed by Cranial Cervical Fusion (CCF).

July 10: Graywolf had a Posterior Fossa Decompression (PFD).
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby Trishy521 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:41 pm

Trishy521 (Trish)
excision thoracic arachnoid cyst surgery
July 21

I know this is not the place, but I am also looking for all info available on this type of surgery.
I did post a message asking if anyone had this, but I have received no replies.
Thank you very much for your help.
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby yinhap » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:06 pm

Hi - I will be having a Posterior Fossa Decompression on August 4th.
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby Sheryl Ann » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:48 pm

My surgery has been postponed. NS office called this afternoon and said that my chest x ray will prevent me from having surgery until my primary can clear me. Will keep you all updated and thanks for this forum.

Have a Great Day,
Sheryl Ann
CM 8mm/SM C3-T3 (only 1test, MRI/Cervical Spine)
dx June 5, 2008
PFD sceduled July17, 2008 (Postponed)
2nd opinion scheduled 07/29/08 w/ Dr. Richard Jackson, Dallas, Texas
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby CMS » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:27 am

this is Courtney
My surgery is still set for the 24th at 8am. My Dr will be out of town this week for a last min Family problem. I was in the Hospital all weekend but am out now. i just have to take it extra EXTRA carful till then. Spending 3 + days in the hospital was not the greatest. though on a nice note. the hospital i was in had acctually great food :) as far as the normal diet went.
But I am posting just to say its still the 24th.
Have a wonderful day! you deserve it!
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Diagnosed June 25th 2008 with SM
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby razzle51 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:14 pm

is thta Aug 24 th or sept 24th . Aug 24th falls on a Sunday
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby thoughtracer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:58 pm

I am scheduled October 28 for the decompression surgery.
CM, 7mm
SM T1-T9, 3mm
Way too excited about my labrador retriever puppy.
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby syrinx48 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:19 am

I am scheduled on 9th of September for botuline toxine (botox)injections in my bladder under anesthesia, due to a neurogene overactive bladder.

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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby DeeHall » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:59 am

Well Im finally scheduled....Cranial Cervical Fusion w/duraplasty... September 30th....wish me luck..

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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby djones » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:36 pm

I am having second PFD and duraplasty on Sept 29.

CM1 13 mm w/syringomyelia C1-T10
Diagnosis and Decompression 2/2007
2nd Decompression and Duraplasty 9/29/2008
3rd Decompression, Duraplasty, etc. 6/23/09
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby rubyslippers » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:25 am

I am having ICT and PFD on October 1st at TCI
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby Amy Joe » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:00 am

I am having Decompression surgery on October 7th at Tufts Medical in Boston, Ma.

I am praying this will be my NEW birthday :D :D

DD Lizzy will be posting from the hospital during this time!
MVA 11/05, Dx CM 7mm 1/06, PFD 10/07/2008
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby bri23t » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:13 pm

hi guys i just thought id add my self to the list :D im going to tci next week for a pfd revision and ict on the 16th of oct!! yay...
dx CM and SM 09/05, failed PFD 10/05
VP shunt 11/05
removal of cerebral tonsils 1/07
SM (through entire spinal cord)
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TCS surgery 4/08, pfd revision and VP shunt revision 5/08
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby glitch 40 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:47 pm

I am sceduled for Dec 26th for discectomy and C6C7 fusion.
couldn't figure out how to do this differently.
I am 2 weeks and 3 days post surgery and starting to see pain level reduced significantly in my arms. I have better mobility in my neck than I did a week ago. Muscles are still tight and learning. I am also learning what my limits are and have found I tire easily but I am gettingto the point I can do some house stuff. sleeping is still an issue, just as it ever has been and will be. I am fairly satisfied so far but I am not comfortable enough with everything to drive just yet. I have a few questions to ask the doc on Wednesday the 14th. I want to try my TENS on the muscle in the middle of my shoulder blades and my trapezius muscles but I fear this may not be a good idea before seeing the doc. It appears that I was in much worse shape before surgery than I imagined. I am still having numbness to an extent in my left arm and hand and still some burning sensations up and down my arms. I have a much better outlook now than before and I think it may all be worth it in the end. I want to make further progress but I am pleased with the pain going away. Muscle spasms still but not as frequent or severe or for as long. so....... better.
Take care. tell you what the doc says.
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Re: *Upcoming Surgery Dates*

Postby elvenkayt » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:53 pm

I am scheduled for decompression on Jan 9, 2009 here in Pittsburgh. My doctor is Dr. Paul Gardner. I will update when I can.
Wish me luck!
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