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by sandyqueen ( edited 02 Oct 2015 ) 01 Oct 2015

Just returned from my 2nd Gamma Knife brain surgery. It went well. Surgery Monday, rest Tuesday. Home Wednesday (about 400 miles). Tired and slept in but feel great today. If any of you have a condition called Essential Tremor that is what I was treated for. Most non troubling treatment for anything in my life.





I brought 10 packets home, 3 pre-spoken for, of information. This procedure been used over 20 years and is available all over the country.

I can now thread my machine with my left hand again.










SQ

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by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Excellent video explaining Gamma Knife on below link.

http://www.swedish.org/services/r...

Google Gamma Knife and your state to see if one close to you.

SQ

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by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I asked my doctor what ages they have treated for a lady in my church. He told us people in their 80's and 90's. I bring her good news.

SQ

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pat2 by pat2 02 Oct 2015

Also have simple tremors. They wanted to do deep brain stimulation by did not agree. Good to hear your good news,Suzie Q

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by dragonflyer 02 Oct 2015

Wonderful news...speedy recovery!

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I thank you. I have felt tons better immediately after they are done with me.

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by pennifold 02 Oct 2015

Great news, so glad you are on the road to recovery. Love Chris

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I give credit to wonderful medical staff at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and God's hand guiding them.

Thanks a bunch.

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by airyfairy 02 Oct 2015

Wonderful you are doing so well.

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Thank you. God has been so good to me heath wise. I give him many thanks.

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by noah 02 Oct 2015

So happy for you God is good:):)Hugs Carolyn

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

God is indeed good. Rheumatoid Arthritis in remission 5 years and now this amazing way to help with Essential Tremor.

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by lbrow 02 Oct 2015

So glad you are doing well and thankful for your info. I have a friend with this problem and I'm going to share with her all of what I have just learned here. /Lillian

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I would be happy to mail you an information packet. Leave a message in my INBOX.

Thanks for response.

Hope this is helpful information.

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by jrob Moderator 02 Oct 2015

Good for you! I hope you continue to fair well. (P.S. My DH can thread my machine when it's running).
I got him to try Pam's trick and it worked for him pretty well. Thanks Pam!

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

When you feel a 300% change in your life after this procedure you give repeated credit for being watched over by our Father.

Thanks you.

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by pacmp 02 Oct 2015

So glad you are doing so well! Any who suffer with this please see a trick I use that I added under vkggal's comment- Hope it may help others too. Pam

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I'm sure it will help those who try it. Thanks.

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by graceandham 02 Oct 2015

This is wonderful news. Congratulations on your new-found sewing skill! It's the little things that matter!

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Many thanks for the kind words. Peas used to fly out of spoon when trying to eat.

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by vkggal 02 Oct 2015

Thank you for posting about this as I have ET as well. It can be very frustrating when putting eye makeup on. Also, when measuring and moving ingredients from point a to b. Sometimes I have to hold right wrist with left hand to keep from shaking things like salt, etc. all over the counter. I didn't realize there was treatment for it. My Dr. has only offered low dose blood pressure med for it which I can't tell that it helps much.
Wishing you success with your recent treatment! Hugs, Millie

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pacmp by pacmp 02 Oct 2015

I too have ET mainly in my right side that always starts with the hand on the right side and weakness in the legs, always starts with the right toe dragging, but can effect my whole body if my body thinks I am over doing it. Anyway over these years between the 4 brain, head, neck surgeries due to the onset of my Chiari symptoms that started after a car accident in 97 and my cranial cervical fusion following a second accident 2005 (sure wish people would stop running into me) Any way... I have learned a trick that I hope may help you or anyone who reads this and knows anyone with this condition. Hope it works for some of you or others it may help. I have been told this will not work on the Parkinson tremor though. If the tremor is going and I need to sign a check or eat peas without wearing those peas, if I tap my foot or toe like when we were in music class, my tremor stops. The tremor starts right back up when I stop tapping my foot, but gives me a short break when I need my hand to function. My condition also effects my comprehension, short term memory etc so I can not just always tap my toe when my body is tremoring-or in full shakes as if I am freezing cold, as then I seem to have a great deal of trouble hearing or understanding things being said as it takes my whole concentration just to tap the toe which leaves everyone else sounding like the "Peanuts" parents. WA waaa wa wa.. Hope this may help you too. Keep hanging in there and do all that you can, to fight for as much quality of life that you are able to get. Pam

sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

I brought back 10 information packets to share this wonderful non cutting procedure with. My limitations first day were do not drive, bend over or lift. Resume my normal life following day. Do not know how previous injuries affect use of this Gamma Knife process. Will be happy to mail packet to those who want one.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 02 Oct 2015

I am so glad for you. Happy you can thread the needle again. It is amazing how many things we take for granted and only realize when the capability is taken away how much we depend on them.

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Thanks a bunch.

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by juanitadenney 02 Oct 2015

I wish you the best and hope you have a speedy recovery. Juanita

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

It will be good. Back to work soon.

Manga tak (Norweigen for Many Thanks).

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by sandralane 01 Oct 2015

I wish you a very speedy recovery, back to good health. Embroidery, is relaxing and self healing. Well wishes come your way. Sandra.

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Singing is good also.

Thanks for your kindness.

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by katydid 01 Oct 2015

I wish the best and many prayers your way!

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sandyqueen by sandyqueen 02 Oct 2015

Thank you for prayers and best wishes.

Thiis is such a great group of ladies and gents.

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