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Another skull crack coming up :)

Forums General Melanoma Community Another skull crack coming up :)

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    NicOz
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      Not around often these days- I've found it's better for my health if I remain only a rare visitor :P

      Just a heads up for those interested. Had scan yesterday, am getting organised today, flying back tomorrow and having another craniotomy Thursday (Oz time). Feeling very happy and relaxed about it all. Looks like it will be a re-excision of a previous right frontal tumour, so hopefully same bone flap will be used and I can keep my separate sites limited to 6 (ROFL!)

      Not around often these days- I've found it's better for my health if I remain only a rare visitor :P

      Just a heads up for those interested. Had scan yesterday, am getting organised today, flying back tomorrow and having another craniotomy Thursday (Oz time). Feeling very happy and relaxed about it all. Looks like it will be a re-excision of a previous right frontal tumour, so hopefully same bone flap will be used and I can keep my separate sites limited to 6 (ROFL!)

      Biggest concern is that they don't make my eyebrows uneven. They fixed them last time, so let's cross fingers that they keep them where they are :)

      Yes, that will make 7 separate surgeries for craniotomy, and a total of 9 times opened up. The timing is fantastic, as I will be well healed and free(ish) of headaches for Georgia's first dance concert and school presentation concert in a few weeks.

      They are concerned that they are finding it difficult to find stable areas to screw in the frame (it's the soccer ball effect of my head). I've suggested that I am doing them a favour by keeping them on their toes and helping them develop their problem-solving skills. I think that's important in the medical profession, don't you? That will leave me with 4? in there, but they aren't causing symptoms so I'm not bothered. We're pretty limited to one at a time thanks to my unstable skull, so it's all about prioritising.

      Meanwhile, getting my things together and logistics organised… and feeling rather smug that I'm still ahead of JAG in the craniotomy stakes :P

      See you on the flip side!

      Nic xxx

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        washoegal
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          Glad to see you have such a wonderful attitude!  With that you've already won.

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          washoegal
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            Glad to see you have such a wonderful attitude!  With that you've already won.

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            lhaley
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              Nic,

              Hate to see you going through this again but with your attitude you are miles ahead of all of us!!  Keep those Doctors on their toes!

              While their prepping you for the surgery think of Georgia dancing!

              Linda

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              lhaley
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                Nic,

                Hate to see you going through this again but with your attitude you are miles ahead of all of us!!  Keep those Doctors on their toes!

                While their prepping you for the surgery think of Georgia dancing!

                Linda

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                James from Sydney
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                  Hi Nic

                  Maybe you can get into the Guinness Book of Records for most Craniotomies.

                  Thinking of you.

                  James

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                  James from Sydney
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                    Hi Nic

                    Maybe you can get into the Guinness Book of Records for most Craniotomies.

                    Thinking of you.

                    James

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                    Carmon in NM
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                      The absolute best to you for a smooth and uncomplicated surgery and good problem solving docs!

                      I will never, ever, ever complain about my one craniotomy and all of the scars, lumps and bumps ever again! Here's hoping you make it to that dance recital with bells on…Carmon in NM

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                      Carmon in NM
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                        The absolute best to you for a smooth and uncomplicated surgery and good problem solving docs!

                        I will never, ever, ever complain about my one craniotomy and all of the scars, lumps and bumps ever again! Here's hoping you make it to that dance recital with bells on…Carmon in NM

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                        Bonnie Lea
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                          Oh Nic, and neither will I complain about my lumpy bumpy shunt with built in PUMP that they delight inn pressing to see if it works.  (me thinks its like a gravy baster for the brain)

                           

                          no craniotomy  but my peacey self goes with you. 

                          Bonnie Lea

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                          Bonnie Lea
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                            Oh Nic, and neither will I complain about my lumpy bumpy shunt with built in PUMP that they delight inn pressing to see if it works.  (me thinks its like a gravy baster for the brain)

                             

                            no craniotomy  but my peacey self goes with you. 

                            Bonnie Lea

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                            BarbieGirl
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                              Nic, pleassssssse don't get in a craniotomy contest with JAG.. he ain't got much brain left!!  *laughing–luv ya, JAG*

                              I am sorry to hear you're having to do this again, but I'm hoping it will relieve your headaches!   Will be looking for an update!  *hugz*

                              ~Lisa~

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                              BarbieGirl
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                                Nic, pleassssssse don't get in a craniotomy contest with JAG.. he ain't got much brain left!!  *laughing–luv ya, JAG*

                                I am sorry to hear you're having to do this again, but I'm hoping it will relieve your headaches!   Will be looking for an update!  *hugz*

                                ~Lisa~

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                                debbieVA
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                                  Nic….

                                   

                                  Go kick some serious A$$  JAG has nothing on you….and YOU are way cuter, eyebrows or not….

                                  Wishing you the best….rapid recovery and a successful dance Recital for Georgia.  

                                   

                                  Will keep you in my prayers….

                                   

                                  Debbie Stage 4 NED

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                                  debbieVA
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                                    Nic….

                                     

                                    Go kick some serious A$$  JAG has nothing on you….and YOU are way cuter, eyebrows or not….

                                    Wishing you the best….rapid recovery and a successful dance Recital for Georgia.  

                                     

                                    Will keep you in my prayers….

                                     

                                    Debbie Stage 4 NED

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                                    jag
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                                      Nic, best of luck to you.  Will keep my fingers crossed.

                                      Love

                                      John

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                                      jag
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                                        Nic, best of luck to you.  Will keep my fingers crossed.

                                        Love

                                        John

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