Amanda Marchio

First post: Sep 25, 2021 Latest post: Jan 19, 2022
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Most of you know that my family and I suffer from Chiari Malformation. My mom and sister have both had some fusions as well as brain decompression. I’m fortunate enough not to need to brain decompression, however I do need my C1 and C2 fused. When I turn my head those two are slipping and cutting off blood flow to the major artery. If not corrected I could start suffering from strokes and cause permanent damage. It’s already causing severe pain and fainting spells. We are catching it pretty early so that’s some good news. We love our    Doctor and trust him with everything we have. It’s a complicated surgery that will take up to 4 hours. If you all could please keep us in your prayers and send some awesome thoughts and words that would be greatly appreciated! Surgery will be on October 13th. We do not have a time yet but we will keep you all updated!