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620923 tn?1452915648

You know you have Chiari when.......

finish the statement.....
If you have  related conditions such as syringomyelia.....use that.....or.....EDS...TC....ect.....

We did this last year and the thread went over well....let's see how it goes this yr!
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1041839 tn?1278681846
.... when you have had no alcohol, but You still couldn't pass a sobriety field test from a cop! Lol
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1041839 tn?1278681846
You might have EDS if you can bend in unnatural ways (without stretching first) and it doesn't cause you pain. Hey maybe i should become a contortionist LOL!!!
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You have developed a fundamental mistrust for anyone in the medical profession that isn't a Chiari Specialist!
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620923 tn?1452915648
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U feel smarter than ur dr and u have cognitive issues...scary too : )
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you pick up your cup to take a drink and realize that half of it is spilled down the front of you......awesome.
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1285653 tn?1288358629
Girl we must have come from the same pod!!!! JUST did that earlier this week. Asked my BF how that happened. He said "Well you just kind of tipped it back a little early. Or your mouth wasn't ready for it...." NICE!
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979826 tn?1389036358
u no u have chiari when the common cold keepsu off ur feet for two weeks! Or when u can't remember how to spell the word remember LOL ( put ur own word in there. I forget simple spellings all the time!)
Molly
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620923 tn?1452915648
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Hey Molly...how about this...My DD asked for my sister's address and I gave my own...lol....they both start with a 5...is that an excuse?
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1285653 tn?1288358629
You know you have Chiari when.......

Your office comes in and asks: "Have you had your pain meds yet, or should I come back later to ask you about....?"

Your children say "But Mommy, you are always beautiful" AFTER you just puked all over the lawn before taking them to school. And you are trying to put on some lipgloss just to FEEL better. Just happened this morning. Sadly this Didn't faze them at all :(

You are dragging around your left arm and left leg. Someone asks you what is wrong with "your wheel" and you respond with "Oh, I got my front tire fixed last week." He says, "No, your leg..." And you don't get it, but laugh anyway. Twenty eight minutes later you are laughing. This is after you realized how scary it was that your tire was almost burst by the alligator strips on the highway...

You are flighty and like that you now have an excuse. ;)
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979826 tn?1389036358
u guys r so funny! U brightened my day a little!
Molly
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1306714 tn?1327257080
Just wanted to say hello to you all again.  Thank's again for all the good information for the Dr.  Reading these messages from you gives me something to look forward to when I come home in the evening.  It's is always so nice to talk to all of you.
May God shine on your day. '
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1274661 tn?1301868321
When you wake up in the morning and say "Oh, this again..."
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1132562 tn?1284508035
when you've gone to Dr.'s for years, have various testing and meds,then they tell you "it's all in your head" and you find out it really is in your head!!!
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1268921 tn?1288919056
You know you have chiari when....


someone mentions 'tonsils' and your immediate thought is not the ones in our throat ;-)
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1306714 tn?1327257080
When I found out I had Chairi,  I tell people that I'm so smart, my brain doesn't fit in my skull. LOL
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When people ask you why you don't feel well and the answer always takes more than 5 minutes to explain :)

The saggy brain is a great excuse for messing up, and gets a good laugh from people who know me!
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847512 tn?1272567062
You know you have Chiari when:
You go to your Primary physicaian and he says " I don't know why you still have pain and muscle weakness go back to your physcal medicine dr". SO you do and she says go back to your primary physician, SO you do and he says She can handle it better SO I say pull your head out! SHe said to go to you and so did my NL my NS and the ER dr and my physical therapist! Then he says here try this!  I said ok and by the way I am tired of being treated like a hot potato!!! Then his face goes white and he breaks down telling me he looked at my file all day the day before my appointment becuase I was on the schedule and he still couldnt figure something out.... UGH!!
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661788 tn?1269014586
You know that you have Chiari when you finish a large bottle of Excedrin in about a week!!!!!
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You fail the field sobriety test cold stone sober.
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620923 tn?1452915648
COMMUNITY LEADER

  Hey stranger !! How are u doing?
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7489440 tn?1442008376
You know you have Chiari when you feel like you are the hot potato being passed from one doctor to the next as they have no clue whats going on.

Or.. When you have been through 90 pills of 600 mgibuprofen in less then two weeks.

Or.. When the doctor just tells you that you have over exercised your brain causing it to outgrow your skull.

Or.. My personal favorite is when I could no longer say my ABCs backwards.( please don't ask why I even learned how to say them backwards just something I wanted to do).
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when your primary care doctor can't write up paperwork for you because they don't have your files because you kept changing doctors. (recently happened to me)
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