Can anyone recommend a site you can go to that explains all of the post op complications, symptoms, and anything else to watch for during the recovery time for Craniectomy, and posterior lamenectomy with duraplasty?
I hope we can help u right here....as many of us have had surgery or a family member that has.
Complications are as individual as we are...it all depends on what other related and unrelated conditions u may already have that will determine how well u do with this surgery...and who ur Dr is and how experienced they are can help minimize complications too.
Are u scheduled for the decompression surgery? May I ask how u found ur Chiari, what symptoms prompted testing?
I had the surgery Oct 7th and although my Neurosurgeon is experienced (he averages about 30 of these surgeries a year,and has been doing this for 20 years), the bedside manner leaves something to desire (kind of feel like if I ask a question, I shouldn't dare, because he acts like he is God and doesn't make mistakes) and didn't get much info after I was released from the hospital as to what to expect during the recovery period. I found this site while searching for the info in my first post. I found out about the Chiari 7 years ago through an MRI-didn't realize my symptoms were related until about 2 years ago.
It really upsets me to hear u had a Dr that u could not feel comfortable with in even asking questions....u may want to send a request for a copy if ur surgical report this way, ur Drs caring for u going forward will know what all was done.
if u have ne more questions please feel free to ask <3
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