With a broken bone ie leg or arm 6-8weeks and the bone has heeled, but that’s bone, not brain tissue. With my last surgery I was told something similar to you “6-8weeks” and sure the craniotomy site had fused but everything else was still an issue. I am now 5yrs on from my last surgery and still having daily battles with the same '…Nausea, balance issues, trouble walking, muscle spasms etc…" as you.
Some dr’s told me “They operated, they fixed… …it’s all in your head” (as if I didn’t know THAT already lol) as if this is all by choice. Some medicos make out they have all of the answers but the reality is far from it. Most of my symptoms are considered neurological rather than physical and it seems there is very little they can do to relieve them short of high dose opiates, which space me out so badly, I’d much rather not take them at all.
So all I can really do from here is learn to manage the best way I can. Learn the triggers, learn the pains, learn new ways to cope, make the adjustments I can and ‘try’ to move on. I say ‘try’ because some days I can other days I can’t. This is nothing like a broken bone where after 6-8weeks everything has healed, for me this has been years of adjustment on top of adjustment, and still today more adjustment is needed depending on need. We have to learn the best way to manage for ourselves. The dr’s may make out they have ALL the answers, they don’t.
Merl from Moderator Support