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Marilyn's Health Journey

  • Left Eye: Laser surgery of retina for oozing blood vessels 

  • Right Eye: Thrombosis of right branch retinal artery 

  • Both Eyelids: Blepharoplasties from hooded eyelids x 2

  • Right Eyebrow: Brow lift surgery after stroke

  • Brain:

    • Daily severe migraines 

    • Memory loss after stroke (mainly short term - medical memory Intact) 

    • Unable to speak due to stroke

  • Right Nostril: Partly ripped by “horn rim” of steering wheel in car accident

  • Mouth:

    • Multiple teeth removed to make room for molars

    • 5 years of braces with points sticking into tongue

    • Swallowing abnormally caused by stroke

  • Face: Right sided facial droop after stroke

  • Right Carotid Artery: Removal of cholesterol plaque/teflon graft

  • Heart:

    • Enlarged from increase BP

    • Calcification in blood vessels from heart disease 

  • Lungs: Wheezing from asthma

  • Left Lower Abdomen: Drainage of abscess

  • Back / Lumbar: Severe spinal stenosis after several procedures including: 

    • One failed spinal fusion L4-5 creating dropped foot

    • Multiple steroid injections both sides

    • Failed ablation procedure at multiple levels

    • Multiple laminectomies were performed to remove fibrous tissue

  • Both Sides:

    • Insertion of titanium cages Lumbar 2, 3, 4, 5 ; Sacral 1, 2

    • Insertion of titanium rods down either side L2——S2

    • Screws to hold all in place

    • Insertion of two 10 in bolts, one on each side of pelvis

  • Pelvis:

    • Radical left hemi-pelvectomy

    • Four of twelve positive left inguinal lymph nodes showed adenocarcinoma

  • Left thigh:

    • Gracilis muscle dissected and swung around to address large opening where labium had been resected

    • Wound vacuum inserted to treat massive infection

  • Unable to walk after:

    • Stroke​

    • Cancer surgery complicated by massive infection

    • Dropped foot

    • Extensive back surgery

  • Right Thigh:

    • Resection of fist-sized myxatomatous tumor

    • Major nerves completely disrupted causing pain and many walking issues​

  • Left Knee:

    • Torn mcl​ secondary to skiing accident

  • Left Ankle: FS childhood

  • Right Ankle: Trimalleolar fracture - when 8 months pregnant

  • Feet: Bilateral peripheral neuropathy​ - unknown cause

  • Left foot: Foot drop after first back fusion

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