Julie Curtis

First post: Sep 28, 2020 Latest post: Mar 13, 2021
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In addition to Julie's nerve pain in her knee, leg and foot from complications with a knee replacement 3 years ago she slipped on the ice on Presidents day, February 17th, 2020 and bad headaches followed. After 13 days in the hospital they ruled out cancer, blod clots, migraine, etc. They determined she had a CSF leak (cerebral spinal fluid). This is the fluid around the brain and spinal column. They couldn't find the source of the leak and sent her home.
Because of covid she couldn't get back in to be seen by Health Partners. Finally a referal to the Mayo and getting insurance approved the Mayo radiology dept found the leak at the L12 vertebra mid section of the spine. A small bone spur punctured the dura lining that holds the CSF.
surgeon said her condition is very rare but fortunately he has 30 years experience repairing these leaks.
Surgery is today