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Update for Rahe

I just spoke to one of Rahe's friends just now. She is out of surgery and is in recovery. Everything went really well and she is expected to stay in the ICU for 2 nights and spend the rest of the week in the hospital. I will post more if Rahe or her friend calls again!
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Thanks for the update - glad to know everything went well! :) Still sending prayers hey way.
2192667 tn?1338317805
Glad to hear that!
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Thanks Krystal...and let her know we r all thinking about her and sending well wishes : )
1306714 tn?1327257080
So happy every thing went well.  Sending a healing prayer for her.  
Linda :)
1663373 tn?1333635989
Thanks for update....let her know I am praying for her.
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Please send my regards!
Vivian

Interesting, the different treatments; no ICU for me, and release in 2-3 days.
1903798 tn?1333905288
:) great news!
1925822 tn?1333705617
I am sooo happy.thank you so much.i am wishing her the very best ;))
1968463 tn?1374757813
Ho everybody! ¡ Surgery went good.  I am in a llot of using. Absolutely love DrWalsh. I love u all
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I hope you recover soon!  Each day will be better than the one before.
Vivian
1827123 tn?1383865276
Wonderful News!!!  So happy the surgery went well, and that Rahe is so comfortable with Dr. Walsh. Prayers for continued healing and hugs to the family!
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Im glad to hear from your - so glad to hear that you love your Dr - that is so important! Still praying for you to recover quickly!
620923 tn?1452915648
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  I posted a few hrs ago, and just noticed it is not here...huh...oh well a glitch I suppose....

Neway, so surprised to hear from u Glad surgery went well,

Sending Healing MoJo for a smooth recovery <3
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Rahe says that her pain is still not really under control, and she is still in ICU. She had some breakfast this morning, which is good to hear. Her dressing comes off tomorrow. Will post more if I hear from her.
Take care Chiari family.

Ps. I know this post is for Rahe, but just wanted everyone to know that my new doc referred me to pain management, neurology and endocrinology. I will be able to make appts next week.

God bless you all
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  Krystal thanks for the updates on Sheila, and I am glad to hear she was able to eat today....


Still sending prayers for her and the pain to get under control....


And so glad u have an appointment coming up as well, we do not hear from u much ne more and I know u r not feeling well, so I am sending prayers to u and some healing MoJo to u as well.
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Just spoke with Sheila. She was discharged today.. So that means she was only in the hospital for 2 days. She was sent home with only Lortab.. Her pain is out of control, she is miserable and her husband is trying to get her different meds right now. She is up walking with the use of a cane, and she wanted me to update everyone. She is not feeling well at all. I suggested she go back because she said she is all swollen and her pain is not under control.. Also 2 days in the hospital after having brain surgery is ridiculous!!!

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  OMG...u r kidding me...from ICU to home? That does not sound right!

Y did they send her home? Oh my....please keep us posted.
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Oh My Gosh! This doesnt seem right to me at all! I havent had this surgery but stories like this worry me so much. I sure hope she can get her pain under control and she gets some rest! Shes in my thoughts!
1968463 tn?1374757813
Hi everyone. Thanks to you all for being so king and sending so many prayers. While I was in the hospital by Friday afternoon they had me on a medicine regimen ahat actually really worked...and then around 8 Friday I was sent to a regular room, Apparently they did NOT get a copy if the new pain and meds schedule and layout....so I spent much of  Friday evening in a LOT of pain. Then Saturday I was feeling a tid bit better because Dr walsh came in and set everyine straight about the meds...and I started to feel much better. Though still in alot of pain. Apparently the tinsils were wrapped around the brainstem and reached all the way down to C1 and a little past so they had to unwrap them and cauterize the tonsils. He said that from a surgeons stand point  it was a classic chiari surger and that it lierally was beautiful once all finished. He suspevrs lots of improvenents. I was discharged   by one of his attending NS's on his team. He had mentionerd that he may send me hime; I would be fine at home if the pain were not so nad. He felt that I would do better being comfortable in my own home and that in turn would lead to faster healing. He said I was already so much stronger than anyone he has seen  before  Ay 6 am Friday morning I was getting up and to the rest room with little help. I am glad that I am doind well in that perspectivve... but the pain is just so bad. I am on Percocet and lortab now. They did leave me to tak emy morphine that I had at home. His assistant said that if I needed anythign ellse I would have to talk to Dr Walsh. Well, he will be back n office come Monday morning so I am going to call Deidra, his nurse first thing in the morning. All in all I have to say that I think I should probably be in the hospital but at hime is more somfortable...The staff at the hospital though....ALL of them ...were absolutely WONDERFUL !!!!! I mean absilutely truely wonderful . My nurse while in ICU was posiytively amazing !!! He did everything and then some to help me out of pain.  Jsut wanted to say though t that the hospital itself really was an amazing hospital experience. They all made me laugh and were all so antenative. My ears have stopped rining and my legs areb;t numb anymore. , I still have ALOT of neck pain and stiffnes and it just hurts really bad. Nothing has relieved it other than the dilaudud that they gabe me in the hospital....oh how I wish I had some. I just want to sleep for a little while. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers . Any reccomendations on what could possibly help the neck pain....or should I be on spmething stronger this early in post  op
1903798 tn?1333905288
Are you on muscle relaxers?  I was given Valium to take with my pain meds.  Hugs and prayers!
1968463 tn?1374757813
No. They told me to take Norflex which is what I took from before surgery...and they weren;t working then. THe only script I was given was lortab and percicet and a stool softner.    They had me on valium in the hospital. TY for prayers
1663373 tn?1333635989
Hey you! I have been sending you lots of prayers.  Hang in there and hope your pain gets better.  I also had several muscle relaxers but every dr is different.  Just really dont do anything at all and just take care of your new self am glad to here that you already feel better.  Rest up!
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  I also had valium as a muscle relaxer post op, but what helped me the most was to move my neck and to use heat 15 mins b4 and after...I was using it as much as I could to help loosen the muscles....

And get plenty of sleep.
1968463 tn?1374757813
Hi alll, Well, My DH again went down to the  hospital and demanded that they give me valium and xanax. becuase the pain was throwing me into panic attacks...and they did give him what he asked for. I have such an amazing husband. San and my DH have come up with a specific medication regimen that seems to really be working . Today I slept ALL day. Finially...I was so tired. My amazing dad spent the first night in ICU with me and and he literallly held my hand all day and night. Anything and everything I needed he was there. I am truly blessed to have him as well. Everyone around  me has been such a blessing and a help. Thank you to all all of you for your support. I love my heating pad....it is my new best friend aside from my purple travel pillow that my hubby got for me <3
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