Aa
A
A
Close
973882 tn?1258684904

Repeat Chiari surgery

Once you have had the decompression surgery has any one had to have a another decompression surgery?
Read more
Cancel
Follow
Upvote - 0
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
620923 tn?1452919248
Hi, I have only had one surgery, but yes there r those that have had to have additional decompressions or surgeries for related issues.

My room mate while I was in for my decompression was having a second decompression....sometimes it is due to an injury.....CSF leaks.....not a full decompression ( some drs do not cut the dura ) for the first surgery......some can be medical mistakes made during surgery.

Ur chiari will not be cured, just treated to help slow the progression, this is y we say avoid roller coasters ect bcuz ur chiari can re-herniate due to being bumped, a fall...ect....

"selma"
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
973882 tn?1258684904
Thanks for the info Selma even though my surgery is about 3 and 1/2 weeks away I am gettting nervous. Have you ever or anyone else heard of having any kind of personality changes after surgery or before surgery?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
620923 tn?1452919248
I think we all worry about this bcuz we tend to be a bit diff  when in pain...shorter tempered....shying away from certain events bcuz of how we feel....and we tend to look a bit anti scocial.......After surgery I am finding it easier to get out more.....but it is better at 3 months post op.

I have not heard that ne one has changed their personality......remember pain can do alot to our temperment.

I was very nervous also......it is normal....u'll be ok.

"selma"
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Dicon commented on Encouragement to othe...
Feb 12
Avatar universal
Blank
1dizzy12 anyone have the names of im... Comment
Jan 29
Avatar universal
Blank
Tysweet9009 has Chiari Malformation Comment
Jan 29
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
987762 tn?1331031553
Blank
Australia
1756321 tn?1499064984
Blank
Queensland, Australia
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Trinity , TX
Avatar universal
Blank
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
987762 tn?1331031553
Blank
Australia
1756321 tn?1499064984
Blank
Queensland, Australia
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Trinity , TX
Avatar universal
Blank