Sorry I have been absent for awhile. I have been rather busy. I have been going in for iron treatments at the oncology center lately. I was sent there for a condition called thrombocyotosis. My platelets were pretty high. But thankfully the iron treatments are bringing them down. :)
I saw my neurologist recently. He got the report from the neurosurgeon and sat down and explained to me that he agreed with the report from the neurosurgeon. And I asked about rather I had chiari or not. He said I did but I was not at a level where I needed surgery and he said he remembered that I did not want to go that route anyway so he said that it was good news for me there. He ordered a lumbar MRI which I go in for on April 6th and prescribed a new med to help with the back issues I have: pinched nerve, herniated disk, scoliosis. I guess from reading the neurosurgeons report.
He explained there were levels of chiari? But said that mine was not going down into my spinal area? Maybe you guys could help me understand this? The nurse was trying to explain it like people who have Alzheimers. I don't understand what Alzheimers would have to do with chiari. LOL
I know there are different kinds of chiari. I have done my research as far as that was concerned when I first learned I had chiari. But I have never read anything about chiari having levels. I trust my neurologist though. He does deal with chiari and does treat it. I guess I am just a little lost.
I am supposed to go back and see him in 5 weeks. Other then the oncology stuff. I am doing pretty good. I hope you guys are too. :)