About Me: Male, 44, Nashville, TN, member since Jul 2008
I'm a Chiarian. I was diagnosed last April with a 20mm herniation and Syringomyelia. I had the decompression surgery April 23, 2008. I'm feeling better as far as some of my symptoms go. My Chiari was caught so late that I do have some, what appear to be, permanant issue
[More]s - like mild paralysis in my right hand, sporadic vision problems, and random dizziness.
I also have - possible related, possibly just a double whammy - a deterourating vertabrae and nerve damage in my lower back, hip, and legs. These are actually giving me more day-to-day problems than the Chiari and Syrnigomyelia.
I'm on disability, but hope to use my free time to write. I have a strong interest in "Speculative Fiction" Which encompasses such genre's as science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.
Just a quick note to say hi! Shane..You said that your Chiari was 20mm...I have had my surgery last year for an 11mm...Now after surgery it is measuring 17.8!!! I am scared...Do you think that even after surgery this extension (and if it continues to drop down) that I may face some paralysis like symptoms??? My NS seems to dismiss this as not being the cause for my worsening and NEW symptoms? Thanks! Debbie
Just a quick note to say hi! I don;t know if you remember me but I was on this forum about a year ago.
I was a bus driver to and I had my surgery 03/05/09 and am still fighting for disability, some of my symptoms have returned
and I am due to see my NS Sept 9th to see if any fluid has buid back up. Just wanted to say Hi
Hi. I'm pretty new here but I was looking for information regarding Chiari and tailbone pain and saw that you have had that. How long did you have it before you were diagnosed? I have it really bad and started having it a few years ago. I'm thinking I should probably ask my dr to do a spinal MRI? Thanks.
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