About Me: Male, 45, 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
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.