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I really want to have breast reduction surgery. I am 3 years post-stroke. My stroke was caused by blood pressure / cholesterol / estrogen tabs / stress ....according to my nuero-doc. I talked to a surgeon today. He said ok, my nuero said ok...but I am high risk, abviously....anybody else out there have surgery after their stroke???? Opinions??? :)

thanx, j :D:o:):unsure:^_^:wacko: :yadayada: :yadayada: :yadayada:

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Hi, Julie

I've had two breast cancer surgeries and chemo. Luckily, no problems.

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Hi Julie~ I've had a surgery to repair knee ligaments from hyper-extending knee from gait.

That was about 4 yrs post stroke. No problems. Brain surgery to replace flaps that got infected

covering holes after AVM removal at time of bleed & stroke 12/96. And last yr. amputation of

baby toe on good ft. from prior surgeries. Foot was deformed due to surgeries from age 15-27.

The dr.s started surgries before ft. was grown causing all kinds of problems. That was before

you got a second or even third opinion.

I had no problems....Nancy

 

I pray it all goes well for you!

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Hi,

I understand your concern. Since my stroke I've had six operations; full anesthesia with all but the last. I started to feel wary about going "under", (That my luck would run out :rolleyes: ) so I opted for a local this last time.

 

Susan :Typing:

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I really want to have breast reduction surgery. I am 3 years post-stroke. My stroke was caused by blood pressure / cholesterol / estrogen tabs / stress ....according to my nuero-doc. I talked to a surgeon today. He said ok, my nuero said ok...but I am high risk, abviously....anybody else out there have surgery after their stroke???? Opinions??? <img src="http://www.strokeboard.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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hi julie, i have not had surgery post stroke, i would be apprehensive too. whatever you decide, i wish you good luck. he will be watching over you and the surgeons hands. keep us updated please on your situation.

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hi julia yes i had eye surgery very recently to repair my eye which had lots of blood clots and it seem that the doctor was only concern was my blood thinner that i was still on so as soon as my doctor was satisfy that i wouldn"t bleed to death he did the surgery ,

 

 

 

ya, Lenny, I am on plavix...bleeding to eath is not a good idea...I too will try to avoid that scenario :)!

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I had all my upper teeth out under anesthetic and I was fine. my drs said I would be fine - it is better to get an operation then having something wrong for a long time

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I havent had surgeries though I've wanted to. Before, as you know, always check with your doctor. As leny said, blood thinners and all. I'm on PLavix also and have put off a nose piercing. Not as advasive as what you want but a fear just the same. What ever you do.. I wish for you the best abd be safe.

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Hi Julie,

 

I haven't had any sugerys but I think I might have to have one soon. I have to have an Aneurysm fixed in my Aorta. I am really scared about this because of the scope of it. But if I have to have the sugery I'll have to have it. But I don't want it that's for sure!!

 

 

Bruce Schwentker

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Hi, Julie

 

I had my stroke July 07, just relized nearly 3 years now any way getting back to your subject after my stroke i had a couple of operations and just a few months ago i had open heart surgery and all went well for me so just relax about it, I know thats hard to do for all survivors just try and take things easy and relax and everything will be OK.

Allan

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I had my stroke in December 20, 2005 less than a month before my 34th birthday. I had surgery on February 27, 2008 to get a VNS pulse generator implanted and attached to the vagus nerve in the neck, which runs into the brain. I had this done for a better management over my treatment-resistant chronic depression. It is also used in some forms of epilepsy.

 

VNS (vagus nerve stimulation) therapy has made a huge difference. My mental health has really improved after the adjustments to the pulse generator that sends a very mild electrical pulse to the brain via the vagus nerve to stimulate some areas in the brain. It doesn't eliminate the need for meds, but it helps when meds don't work. I've been on so many meds and antidepressants. I was even offered ECT treatments, but I refused that for fear of more brain damage.

 

A neurosurgeon implanted the pulse generator and attached it to the nerve, so I was totally in good hands. It was done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. And, yes, I was under general anesthesia. And it went very well. Since I spent the night in the hospital, the staff took precautions and made sure that everything is ok by checking on my reflexes and whatnot. They also had those massaging whatevers on my lower legs. So, I was well cared for.

 

I'm sure once they know that you've had a stroke, they will take precautions. Just make sure you mention it when you go through the intake.

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Hi Julie

I can't really answer you post stroke surgery concerns-- 3 mos after my aneurysm repair they replaced the bone flap in my head no probs howeever with an aneurism I had no BP cholesterol etc problems, as least uyou'd be going into this with a medical team FULLY aware of your problems-- one comment on Breast reduction I'm 58 & had my done in my 30's - my only regret is I didn't do it sooner!

Thet took 5 lbs out 5 lbs butter 5 lb crisco container -- not fun to lug around

Normal size bras are way cheaper! shoulders are better & best of all I'm not a freak being stared at by men

Well worth it

Even though it can be considered elective -I feel it is necessary in some cases.

Many people get through surgery ok with your numbers- but in this case they will be totally prepared

When will you get it?Great keepp me posted & I'll tell U my size difference

Ignore all the fl flat chests that say give me some I let em know it was almost a handicapand no fun being teased

Susan

ps its nice to have people look into your eyes

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Listen to your doctor. I havent had surgery per say since my stroke, but i've given birth. I was of course high risk but everything went fine.

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hi julia i had a surgery performed om my heart to get it patche up the hole in my heart and i had surgical don on my eye in order to have the blood clos removed and the only thing i can suggest is to make sure that you are ore okay for your blood thiner to have surgical done on you all the best to you julia

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