So I had my posterior Fossa decompression surgery on the 1st of July 18 days ago and I woke up this morning and cried. I haven’t felt this good in years. I’m only 18 days post op and have already have felt my chiari symptoms disappear. my brainfog double vision fatigue dizziness lack of concentration are no longer noticeable. It’s hard to explain but it’s like I finally feel awake alert and energetic. As if for the past 10 years I have always been slightly hungover.
My neck at the moment still feel a little stiff and sore due to the surgeon cutting the neck muscles. But I no longer feel the need to nap during that day. I have no nausea and am eating properly. Looking back pre op I had no idea how unwell I had been.
I was only in hospital a total of 6 days I was Taking Endo as a pain relief for a couple of days post surgery and then paracetamol every 4 hours while I was in hospital. When I got home I was only on paracetamol for week. And then didn’t need it. I had staples removed after 10 days.
I won’t know whether or not my syrinx will have collapsed for another 3 months but I have faith that it will rectify its self.
Happy to answers any question about the actual surgery it’s self for any one who is interested.