Chiari

Dandelion

Dandelion
Tina / January 14, 2018

Momma had a baby and her head popped off. Remember saying that as a child just before you popped off the top of a dandelion with your fingers? Well this is how I felt after surgery.  Extremely paranoid that I would be something wrong and have to go back in and have the part of the brain hanging down removed. …

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Chiari

Zip Me Up

Tina / January 10, 2018

Did you know that people after a Chiari decompression surgery are know as zipperheads due to the zipper like scar on the back of their neck? In summer of 2017, I had decompression surgery.  They removed about 2 large postage stamps worth of skull at the base, removed 1/3 of my C1 vertebrae and fixed 3 small holes which were…

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Chiari

My Brain is Doing What!

Tina / January 8, 2018

So what is this Chiari Malformation that I am talking about? Basically my brain is too big for my skull and is pushing down through the base of my skull into my spinal canal.  This puts pressure on my spinal cord and can block the flow of spinal fluid. With this new diagnosis I finally had answer to what was…

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Chiari, General

Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Hero

Tina / January 5, 2018

Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Hero….. This is one of my favorite sayings.  In life there is not always someone that can do things for you. Adjustments after major changes in your life is mainly done by you.  You may even go through the 5 stages of grief over these changes. For me the realization of all the…

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