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Old 08-01-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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cranioplasty titanium plates

hi all
ive just came out of hospital after having a cranioplasty i had half my skull missing for over 1 year and had to have titanium plates inserted due to a fall 2 years ago everything went well but im now a bit worried about how this will effect my normal everyday life anyone who has been through this or any help will be very gratefull
thanks laineypops

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Old 08-06-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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Re: cranioplasty titanium plates

I have a large titanium plate int the back of my head. It really doesn't affect much exept things like rollercoasters, jumping you know overly active things. My neck bothers me a lot and gets really tired. I have to hold my plate up to my face sometimes when my neck doesn't want to hold up my head. It's really just a normal life once you get use to it. I look at it this way, 'normal is only what I make it'. I'm never going to have a normal life if I look at it as what I had before or what they have over there. I don't have a head like them anyway. I have plastic ontop and titanium in the back and then there's even part I don't have anything. The only part that is actually my skull is my face! So why should I even consider their normal mine?
I did say jumping. I can't jump like my daughter, off the deck, or into a pool. the impact bothers me. I can't ride rollercoasters at all--I know some that do reguardless of the pain--I'm just happy I'm alive.
Good luch though, at first it feels like a real bummer and it's hard to get use to!
sorry it's not much encouraging but I do know how it is.

Old 08-09-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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laineypops HB User
Re: cranioplasty titanium plates

Hi .

Sorry i have not replied sooner. I really appreciate your reply to my post and although your situation is similair to my own. I guess that the extent of your bone replacement has been far more substantial.

I read your post with great enthusiasm, as it was the 1st time i have contacted anyone online, who has been through a similair medical procedure that, i have been through since my accident.


If you would prefer to , remain posting on the forum then , i would also be delighted to reply to anything you may need help with, or can help me with.

I am so glad that you have , like me, an outlook on life , where you are thankful to be alive, and will live life to the full.

Alway`s knowing that something has changed your life forever , but you have had the strength to keep going. i beleive someones looking out for you

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Old 08-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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Re: cranioplasty titanium plates

I thought of something else that maybe might help you out. The pain in my head and neck are sometimes controlled by the climate. WHen it gets really cold I can have extensive pain. When it's hot it feels better.
Sitting in high extended chairs help a lot when my neck wants to give up.
I as well look forward to sharring experiences.
Have a great day.

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