Good Day Everyone!
I'm almost 7 weeks post-op. Headaches have subsided. I am having a lot of a nausea when turning my head right/left and left/right when doing some exercises in PT and when I am in a car, I get nausea when going around corners so I can't drive yet. My Neurologist said this should go away in time.
I am still out of work and will return on 2/16.
One of the biggest issues that I faced (and still face) is that after surgery my right leg and right hand lost a lot of strength.
When I went to see the NS on 1/19 and came in with a walker, he said, "What's this?" I told him what has been going on and he seemed annoyed....not at me, I am pretty sure that none of this information was communicated to him by one of his new residents (I told the therapist at the hospital that walked w/ me with a walker and helped me "walk" up the stairs).
Hey, we all make mistakes so I asked my physical therapist to re-send her initial eval because the NS put "patient has subjective right sided weakness."
I went to see my Neurolgist locally this past Thursday and he said, "You know what 'subjective' means?" I said, "Yes, it's as if he doesn't believe that I have it because he didn't see it for himself or wasn't told about it." I told my Neurologist that I told the therapist at the hospital before I was discharged and others what was going on and to me I doubt it was told to the NS (based upon his reaction to my walker and my response).
So I'm going to request a copy of the Operative report because the Neurologist said that he thinks that maybe with the NS having to remove more tissue than anticipated, my Cerebellum may have been affected. The NS said that "everything was worse than what the films showed when we got in there." When I was opened up, the brain tissue wasn't the normal grey in color, apparently it was bright white and was blocking about 99% of the cerebrospinal fluid.
So, all that to ask, has anyone who went through surgery experienced any weakness like this (right or left sided) or is this just one of those random cases?
I didn't get a chance to have an in depth discussion w/ the NS because he was in and out and the 3rd or 4th year resident was in there taking notes and he was surprised at what I was telling him.
When I follow up on March 2nd I will have a in depth talk because I was still a little out of it on medications (which I'm off of now).
Thanks for your time and help.