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by sandyqueen ( edited 04 Jun 2014 ) 04 Jun 2014

I am leaving this week for Gamma Knife brain surgery at Swedish Medical Center. I have essential tremor in both arms, head and torso plus voice tremor. If all goes well this should go away. Eating is hard as food hops off fork and out of spoon, can't write or thread my embroidery machines. Keep me in your prayers please for safe travel and that procedure goes well.



God bless and keep all of you.



This is not scalpel surgery. They focus 196 gamma rays to meet in a pea sized spot in my thalamus. After 3 to 6 months I will notice change. Next year I can go and have other side of brain done. I believe this procedure is used for inoperable brain tumors. I go in at 7:00am and when I am done they send me home to "resume my normal life". This involves volunteering, sing, church, family and most important causing trouble in two different states the same day.




SQ

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by sandyqueen 06 Jun 2014

We drove from Snake River to Olympia yesterday without incident. Beautiful day. Daughter and SIL taking time to assist us.

This is not scalpel surgery. They focus 196 gamma rays to meet in a pea sized spot in my thalamus. After 3 to 6 months I will notice change. Next year I can go and have other side of brain done. I believe this procedure is also used for inoperable brain tumors. I go in at 7:00am and when I am done they send me home to resume my normal life. This involves volunteering, sing, church, family and most important causing trouble in two different states the same day

SQ

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cfidl by cfidl 06 Jun 2014

You go girl! and God Bless!

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by susiesembroidery 05 Jun 2014

I wish you a succesful and healthy treatment. I hope when we hear from you again you will be much better. God be with you.

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by grossfamilie 05 Jun 2014

If you google GSI Darmstadt and Hirntumor you will find lots of entries about the very beginning and later....

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/pres...
(one example)
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaf...
(another)

Now they even try to fight against lung cancer and I was interested in that. But 2003 my brother-in-law passed away - they couldn't help him then. It was too early and each case is an individual case

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by grossfamilie 05 Jun 2014

Dear Sandyqueen, wishing you good luck and sending my love.
You will be treated well with this surgery. I think this had been developed approx. years ago at GSI in Darmstadt and tested in Heidelberg at DKFZ (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum). I had been reading about this in the local newspaper; they reported about a guy who came for
treatment and in between the sessions he and his wife stayed at a
camping site close to Darmstadt. It has been tested for several years
and now they are really good at this kind of surgery and now it's done in several countries. Good luck for you! Maria

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by sandyqueen 05 Jun 2014

Manga tak (Norweigan Many Thanks) for all the prayers and good wishes. I will post back when everything is over.

God Bless you all.

Later.

SQ

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by basketkase 05 Jun 2014

May God bless and keep you through this medical issue, Sandy!

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by cfidl 05 Jun 2014

Hi Sandy, Ar you talking about Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado? That is 7 minutes from me. It is totally amazing what they have learned about the brain in the last 20 years. I pray that all goes well for you and you are stitching soon! God Bless.

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by pennifold 05 Jun 2014

May the surgeons doing your procedure have God guiding their hands. I also pray that you will be back to your normal self as soon as possible. Love and blessings Chris

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by CymbleneJones 05 Jun 2014

My prayers are with you for a safe trip & speedy recovery.

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by justonlyme 05 Jun 2014

Isn't it amazing how far medical science has come to be able to address this issue without a huge brain invasion? I wish you the very best!! I would love to hear updates as you recover from this procedure, and can hopefully find the portions of your life that have been interrupted or taken away by the tremor.. It sounds like the changes will happen slowly over a period of time rather than that "instant change" that some surgeries and brain implants can yield. I hope that this is everything that they expect, and more, in the positive sense! You should keep a journal of your recovery so that you can look back and see just how much this improves your life. Best wishes and prayers for the very best outcome, and safe travels!

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by shozo1271 05 Jun 2014

Thoughts, Prayers and Blessings to you and yours! ***Lots of Flowers too***

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by anitapatch 05 Jun 2014

I wish you well for the surgery and hope for your recovery

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by sdrise 05 Jun 2014

We will say a prayer for you and that this will be successful. Suzanne

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by justsew 05 Jun 2014

I pray for everything to be good for you,
Hugs Pam

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by cmcpeek 05 Jun 2014

prayers go up. Wishing you blessings for a speedy recovery.

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by juanitadenney 05 Jun 2014

Have a safe trip and may your surgery go well. Will pray that you come through this with flying colors and on the way to a speedy recovery. Juanita

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by airyfairy 05 Jun 2014

Have a safe trip. May your surgery be a complete success and get well soon. Hugs Sarah

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by mariagiannina 05 Jun 2014

I wish you well for your surgery, and a speedy recovery.

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by oldtimer992005 05 Jun 2014

may god be with you and helps to make everything work well for you.blessings are with you.

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by Leaha 05 Jun 2014

Prayers being raised for your benefit.

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by pldc 04 Jun 2014

keeping you in my prayers & I hope that knowing so many cuties are praying for you brings you as much comfort as it did me. ~hugs~

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by moyed 04 Jun 2014

Wishing you all the best for your surgery.
Hugs and Blessings
Helen

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by mommajo 04 Jun 2014

Saying a little prayer for you. hope things go well and you heal fast.

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by pacmp 04 Jun 2014

My thoughts and prayers join with the many others here, that your doctors and the staff will be inspired to know the best ways in how to help you get important aspects of your life back again ((Hugs)))

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by gdsteliga 04 Jun 2014

You and the doctors are in my prayers. Speedy recovery.
God be with you.

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by jid53 04 Jun 2014

My wish for you is a speedy recovery

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by lilylady 04 Jun 2014

you are in our prayers, god bless!

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by vickiannette 04 Jun 2014

Best wishes and keep positive. xx

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by sewdoctor 04 Jun 2014

I have read they have wonderful results with this...my prayers also go with you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 04 Jun 2014

My prayers are going to be with you. May God bring the best people to your side for this operation. Praying that it will have a good outcome.
Hugs Angie

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by blueeyedblonde 04 Jun 2014

Positive thoughts only - "all WILL go well" and you will be home and doing things again!

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by decojo 04 Jun 2014

Sandy, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Joyce

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by tuross 04 Jun 2014

I pray that all goes well for you.

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by dragonflyer 04 Jun 2014

Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

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graceandham by graceandham 04 Jun 2014

I can agree to that!

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by heleninca 04 Jun 2014

They call mine an action tremor, but it is nothing like what you have gone through. My thoughts and prayers go with you for a complete recovery. Is there someone who can let us know how it goes?

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by bisous 04 Jun 2014

Je vais penser à toi et t'envoyer des ondes positives

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by hightechgrammy 04 Jun 2014

Oh Sandy, my prayers go with you as you go to your surgery. Please be brave and trust God that all will go well. It is amazing what all doctors can do now. Please know that we will be lifting you up to our God for healing. Love and Hugs, Jan

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by grandmamek 04 Jun 2014

Sandy, Prayers being said for a successful surgery and a safe journey for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hope all goes well. Let us know how you do. Hugs, Mary

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by jen15957 04 Jun 2014

I will be praying that everything goes well for you, and you're completely recovered in no time. Modern Medical procedures are quite the miracle aren't they. May God Bless You and Keep you Safe throughout your journey and surgery, to a full recovery.
Jen

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by anssmile 04 Jun 2014

My prayers are with you for a very succesful surgery and speedy recovery, and a very safe trip.

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by 02kar Moderator 04 Jun 2014

You have my prayers for a successful procedure with as little inconvenience and pain for you as possible. Please let us know how you are doing.

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by jrob Moderator 04 Jun 2014

Sandy, I will be praying for you for sure! Isn't modern medicine amazing! I'll pray for the skill of your surgeon, his team and that you will be protected at all times. Will you have to be in hospital for long? Check in when you can. Hugs!

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by theduchess 04 Jun 2014

Sending prayers. Get well soon. Will keep you in my daily prayers. Stella

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by asterixsew Moderator 04 Jun 2014

Positive thoughts dear from my bit of the universe and wishing you all the best for what must be a very difficult time for you

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