I'm 4 weeks post op from a very complicated Chiari revision surgery. I had titanium hardware removed, after my dura & brain was detached from the inside of it & an unhealthy duraplasty was replaced. I also had a drain that was left in after I left the hospital. Initially I felt better. I was released from the hospital 4 days post op, with the drain still in place. Then, after 3 days of spiraling downward, I called my NS & she told me to get there ASAP. She removed the drain, after consulting with the Plastic Surgeon who placed it in, after closing during my surgery. As my NS suspected, it was taking CSF. I just haven't bounced back. My right ear is painful & feels like it's blocked. The tinnitus is severe in both ears. The back of my neck hurts & any movement to bend over is causing throbbing pain.
I'm on plenty of pain meds so I know something else is going on here, just not sure what!