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Worried about SURGERY-HELP

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Posted by Mandy Sonnenfeld on May 15, 2000 at 12:28:17:

I'm am a 19yo female and have been on this message board before for syringomyelia questions. I have gone
through three surgeries since Dec. 99 for the syringomyelia and now I am going in for surgery again on the 31 of May.
My right arm constantly feels like I am hitting my funny bone and I have severe tingling in my right hand.
The tingling and pain increase when I bend my head forward. So, I had a myelogram done, and it showed that
my spinal cord is "tethered". I don't quite understand this, but I guess it means my spinal cord is attached to
the outer membrane and surrounding tissues by scar tissue. So my doctor said I need surgery again to fix it.
I can't find anyone who has had this surgery or problem and am very concerned about losing the rest of the minimal
feeling I have in my legs. I am SCARED! Anyone with any info please respond.


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