I am 8 months post op. My recuperation has been going fairly well, after a rough start with a 2nd surgery to repair a leak, then another leak which resolved, gratefully,. Like everyone else, I have had ups & downs. because of the leaks, my NS did not want me to do any exercises or pt.,but I am finished with all the follow up appointment s. My major issue is the extremely tightness I continue to feel in the back of my head, even around into my jaws. Sometimes I can distract myself enough with other activities but it always catches up with me and causes exhaustion. I am wondering if at this point neck exercises would help. Any suggestions?