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 Post subject: Prayers for Nichole
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:42 pm 
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Keep Nichole in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow as she has her brain surgery.
I hope and pray this surgery gives you the relief that you need, Nichole.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Prayers for healing and a fast recovery.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Thinking of you today, Nicole.

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best wishes and prayers for successful surgery and smooth recovery.

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Thank you all for the prayers! The surgery is looking to be a success. My pain is already reduced, of course it's now a different kind of pain but that's being controlled by normal pain killers. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers, I'm hoping to be able to come home tomorrow. I have some pictures of the incision site although I'm not so sure about every one wanting to see them. lol Once again thank you for the prayers. :love

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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I am so grateful that you are experiencing some relief in the pain. I hope and pray that it gets better and better :bg

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Nicole S wrote:
Thank you all for the prayers! The surgery is looking to be a success. My pain is already reduced, of course it's now a different kind of pain but that's being controlled by normal pain killers. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers, I'm hoping to be able to come home tomorrow. I have some pictures of the incision site although I'm not so sure about every one wanting to see them. lol Once again thank you for the prayers. :love

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Wonderful news! Especially for you to have noticible results so quickly. Keep healing!

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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:YAY :YAY Party at Nicole's!!!! Take care and keep us posted on how you're doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Unfortunately I have suffered a pretty significant setback in my recovery. I was discharged on Friday afternoon but was readmitted on Saturday due to a spinal fluid leak. I have no idea when I will be able to come home. I have had to have a lower lumber drain inserted into my spine to try to reduce the pressure in my brain to allow the leak to heal there. Prayers please, this was a complication no one seen coming and to admit I'm scared is putting it mildly.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Prayers definately!

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Sending my prayers that you will be home soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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sending my prayers. :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Oh no, I hate to hear that, Nicole! Stay strong and positive and we'll pray that your doctors find an easy and painless solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Continuting my prayers for you as well, Nichole. Hopefully, you just need some time to heal.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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I Monday they reopened the surgical head wound to graft I a piece of fat and muscle to try to stop the leakage. That was successful, but I have had a very bad reaction to the anesthesia they used and spent the next 48 plus hours sick and in extreme pain. We think I am beginning to turn the corner but all thought and prayers are appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Sending more good thoughts and prayers.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Sending more prayers !!! :hp

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Positive prayers & thoughts headed your way!
Glad to hear things are getting better.
I'll be thinking of you.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Positive thoughts and prayers your way Nicole. This has been a rough ride and hopefully you've hit the last bump and on the road to a full successful recovery.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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Good afternoon forum friends! I'm actually able to write this update from my computer sitting on my couch at home! :YAY

So things did not go as we originally planned with my surgery. I went in for the original surgery on 5/14 and was able to leave the hospital with what we thought was a successful outcome on 5/16. Unfortunately I developed a significant cerebral spinal fluid leak and was readmitted back to the hospital on 5/17 (talk about scared!) Saturday night they placed a lower lumbar spinal drain to try to relieve the pressure and drainage from my brain (it was through my nose). I don't remember much of Sunday aside from the pain and fear. On Monday they took me back to surgery to reopen my skull and place a muscle and fat graft over the leak to stop the drainage. I was very, very sick to put it mildly. I don't really have much recollection of anything until late Wednesday night. Thankfully the surgery to relieve the pressure, drainage and trigeminal neuralgia has been a success. The only real issue I have now is that I have severe double vision. We're hoping it goes away as we wean off of all the medications (I'm on about 8 or 9 right now) and the swelling goes down it will correct itself.

The pain is still significant but that is more from not moving for a week and the fact I have stitches in 3 different spots.

Mostly I just want to say THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who has prayed for me, sent good thoughts or just had me cross your mind. I want to cry because I am just so grateful for them. Without the prayers I'm not so sure I'd be sitting here feeling as good as I am. The power of prayer and this forum is unmatched. I wish I could hug each and everyone of you and tell you in person how much it means to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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:YAY :YAY SO happy to hear you are on the mend! I hope your vision will clear when you are off the meds and you can put this behind you.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Nichole
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:Clap Very glad to hear you are on the mend. Continuing prayers to get you back to normal.

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