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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
1731289 tn?1314138080
01/12
Hi Amanda - I am almost 4 weeks out (as of  Feb 2nd) and I must say I am doing very well.  I only spent 3 nights in the hospital.  I didn't take any pain pills after leaving the hospital (other than tylenol and advil).  I am just taking it one day at a time.  I have had a couple of headaches, but nothing like those prior to the surgery.  Other pains are those related to "healing" I suppose.  Those around me have been shocked at my progress.  I hope this helps!  Remind me again where you are in your decision process?  
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1731289 tn?1314138080
11/11
just another thought...a book I found helpful - Conquer Chiari - you can order it online.  
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1731289 tn?1314138080
11/11
Amanda - I totally get it...and I am sure everyone else here does too.  I am having surgery on Jan 5th.  I go back and forth every day, thinking "maybe I will, maybe I won't".  Then, I have a CRAZY headache, and I know I don't want to live like this.  I am 47 and I don't want to wait too much longer.  I am sure people around me think I am making it up, etc. but I really don't give a rats you know what (LOL) any more.  I know what I have been living with, the CINE MRI shows the CSF blockage, and I know it won't get better on its own.  My symptoms (headaches, neckaches/stiffness, numbness (Right side), ear ringing...) are invisible to everyone.  My advice, is take your time.  Don't feel RUSHED into the surgery, unless you are clearly having blindness, drop -attacks....
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1731289 tn?1314138080
11/11
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi Amanda - just noticed your post - wondered if you were talking about **** Kim in Houston?  If so, I think he knows his Chiari stuff....let me know... I believe he is Gabby Giffords (the congress woman that was shot in the head...)... I think you would be in good hands...
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620923 tn?1452915648
10/11
Welcome to our Chiari community! : ) "selma"
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