Today has been three weeks since my decompression surgery. I feel as though I am recovering well. I am walking daily and trying not to overdo things. I have been getting a bit teary and emotional at times, but I think that has to do with being at home and not being as active and involved as usual. According to my NS the operation was a success and the subsequent MRI's have shown my 20cm syrinx to have shrunk. I have still have nerve pain in my right arm and shoulder blade area, the doctor has said that this will ease as the syrinx shrinks further. Has anybody else experienced this and how long was it before you got some relief from the pains?