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Posted by Carl D ( on February 26, 2001 at 06:06:10:

In Reply to: Gamma knife info... posted by Todd Owen on February 26, 2001 at 01:33:01:

My neuro also discussed the options of Gamma Knife with me, with my CH being as brutal as they have been - and did warn me of the 2/3rd success rate. When I asked what happens to the one out of 3 that it fails on, or there are complications...
Basically he told me that the only change would be that I would look like a stroke victim on the side of the head the procedure is done (it switches sides on me every few months, so both sides would have to be done), but would still have the CH pain, and possible blindness.

So far, anytime there is a 1 in 10 chance of anything, I am THAT ONE - and so I am chicken to try it. Hell - I think things are bad now, I couldn;t imagine going blind, not feeling or being able to move my facial muscles, but still feeling the pain. But if you do decide to go for the procedure, I wish you the best of luck. Me? I have no luck. I have dumbluck if any.
Step on the rake backwards? <-ME...
Was nearly killed by a flying campershell (no lie)? <- ME
Will probably die from something stupid like living chronic with CH til 88 and then falling down on a carpettack and puncturing the Aorta and bleeding to death? <--probably be ME also

I used to think I would die before everyone else I knew. In fact, by the time I turned 23 and the CH got so bad I first wet my pants, I was sure I had a tumor or anyerism and only had weeks to live...
Now I know the sick reality is that I will probably outlive everyone I know, but die of everything... just very very slowly.

Carl D

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