Hi stranger !!...it has been a while. Do post ur surgery date in the surgery date thread and ask someone to post updates on ur progress : )
Christine, can u expand a bit..do u mean this dr removes the herniated tonsils? Bcuz there r many areas that can be compressed and many times the tonsils r not compressed, but r compressing the brain stem, so I am confused as to what u mean.
But from the fact that u said the compressed portion is useless neway, leads me to believe u mean the tonsils....the practice of removing them is really old school,...and some of the newer techniques do not include that. Will he be doing a laminectomey?
I am with you in that I don't like the sound of that. It sounds like you need to ask more questions. Removing any part of the brain, is really nerve wracking, and for him to say that the part he is removing is useless, makes me even more nervous.