Posted by DJ on October 21, 2003 at 18:34:37:
In Reply to: 20yr.old daughter posted by Nancy N. on October 20, 2003 at 10:33:19:
Thanks for sharing! Sorry you had to find us, but glad we could be here for you!
This is completely my personal feeling, but if it were me in your situation, I would contact Stanford for a second opinion.
The difference between the EDAS and STA-MCA surgeries is that the EDAS can take 6 months to 1 year to grow an adequate blood supply to the brain. With the STA-MCA surgery, the benefits are IMMEDIATE! Most say EDAS is a very good option for children because their bodies are growing rapidly but STA-MCA is a better option for adults. It is exactly the reason I (as an adult) chose the STA-MCA when faced with the decision.
I had several very small TIA's for about a week after each surgery, but nothing since!
I would suggest you contact Dr. Steinberg at Stanford and tell him your story. His contact information is on the links page.
Hang in there and keep in touch!
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