Chuck and Lyndy Riley
In November of 2006, Lyndy and I met Dr. Paul Francel. Dr. Francel and his staff exhibited the confidence of true professionals. Dr. Francelís PA, Tami Myers explained the nature of an arachnoid cyst and normal brain functioning very clearly and in laymanís terms. Treatment options were discussed. Dr. Francel recommended that I proceed as soon as possible with a cysto-peritoneal shunt placement, in order to resolve some of the worsening, troubling difficulties I was now experiencing.
On December 6th, I underwent cysto-peritoneal shunt placement. The pressure was so great in the cyst that it squirted clear up to the ceiling when Dr. Francel entered it. He knew immediately that relieving all that pressure was really going to be helpful. The surgery and post operative recovery were without incident. And just as Dr. Francel had told me, I was out of the hospital that afternoon. The small horseshoe shaped incision healed without any problems. Prior to my surgery, I thought that I might have to go on disability. Not so. I am now back to work full time and doing very well. We are so thankful to Dr. Francel and his staff for all they did for me.
learn more about Arachnoid Cysts click here to go to the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
The first link I clicked on was My Personal Thoughts about Dr. Paul Francel. It quoted Psalms 121:1-2. "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." It was so moving and spoke directly to my heart, as if God was reminding me that He is the one to rely upon in our darkest hours.
After reading the information on the website, I concluded that God had a plan for our future and it included Dr. Francel.
I think Chuck's favorite hymn pretty much sums up his attitude on life. It says "Be not dismayed whate'er betide, God will take care of you..." Words: Civilla D. Martin 1904 - Music: Walter S. Martin.
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Information about Dr. Paul C. Francel