Mar 16, 2013
I was diagnosed with Chiari in September of 2012. I was having horrible headaches, that no medicine was able to really touch and my memory was just getting worse by the day!!! I am a teacher and it was really bade! Oh, gotta love the Chiari brain! I didn't normally have headaches, so my family dr. ordered an MRI and I had it just a few days later, the MRI showed the Chiari. I was sent to my NS who I had my surgery with just about a month and a half later. I realized in talking with him, that there were a lot of other symptoms I had just really learned to live with that were probably the Chiari. It was all very quick for me. I had my decompression surgery November 5th, 2012. I am about 4.5 months post op and still struggling. I have gone back to work 4 days a week, taking Wed. off in the middle of the week. This helps. I know I have a day of rest coming every 2 days. My family is ready to have me back. I have a wonderful husband (little did he know how much he would be taking care of me after being married for only 2 years!) and two little girls. One of them said to me the other day that I didn't seem like the same person anymore. :( Very heartbreaking! I reminded her that this was brain surgery and it will just take me some time to heal.
I am learning here that things might not be the same, but hopefully I will get close! Thanks for reading. :)