I didn't know they could perform mri's sitting up. I am new at understanding of the procedures that can be done.how did they know to do that type of mri? I happy for you that you are doing better.
aiMelissa, Welcome to the Zipperhead club!
I'm glad you had/are having a good experiance. Please stick around on these boards. So often people only see the negatives.
jen3boys, Yes there is a type of MRI called Upright MRI or Fonar Upright. Check with your Dr and see if they have one in your town.
Welcome Back Melissa!! Glad to hear u r doing so well.
Dr Oro is a very good choice of chiari drs...u had one of the best!!
As Shane said u r now part of the Zipperheads here...add ur name to the thread!!
We all look forward to ur updates and ne info u may have to share with those of us still facing the possibility of surgery.
I am glad to hear that you are doing so well. I'm 9wks post-op and doing well also. I still
have some arm pain but it is improving. I hope that you continue to do well.
It's great to see your smiling face around MedHelp forums again. And to read of your improvements.
I pray that you just continue to improve every day. Remember, think of full recovery in terms of a year at least. It just takes time to undo all of the damage that having a compressed brain can do.
This is such good news to me. Thanks for your story Melissa. Of course though, you had our famous and much sought after Dr Oro - no chance of me finding him here in Australia! I just have a neurosurgen - so am hoping that my surgery goes as well as yours. May you continue to improve and feel better everyday.
I live in Belevue - Omaha and would think that it would be a great thing; I know of another person for sure and we have meet and chatted several times on the phone and e-mails back and forth.
I sent all my stuff to Dr. Oro and he said that the doc s at the Neb. Med. Center are doing all the right things for now. He would do nothing different - I do not have things quite as bad at this time as you prior to your surgery...
Sounds like things are going fgreat for you - that is AWSOME!!!!