Ohh NO, that definitely was not what I was inferring. I have required a number of neurosurgical procedures, my first in 1996, my last in 2013, each has had it’s own recovery time. I recovered ‘reasonably’ well from the first few and was able to return to work after each. But the last couple of procedures have not had such good outcomes. The only issue I had (other than a headache) with the initial surgery was with laughing. The pressure caused a sound like blowing bubbles through a straw. I was informed that it was CSF being forced out through the craniotomy plate. Once the bone flap healed this ceased.
Since my last surgeries a large cough or a sneeze and I’m in agony, but this has only been since 2013. I was hoping that like the previous ops, things would settle but unfortunately this has not been the case. Every brain is different, every surgery is different, so to be saying A+B=C is impossible. Trying to compare my own surgeries with each other is impossible, every one of them has had differing symptoms and outcomes. I was merely giving you the scenario of my own situation.
But I still stand by the statement “…11 weeks post op? That’s REAL early days, your body still hasn’t had time to adjust…” and as bad as this may sound, give it time.
Merl from the Moderator Support Team