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Mer7

749d

Has anyone here had a decompression surgery? I'm scheduled to have one soon and I'm not sure what to expect..

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    • Katy80

      746d

      I was decompressed in 2019. It gave me my life back after I stopped being able to walk or talk normal due to blocked csf flow. Recovery was a bear, but bit by bit I got back to my normal self. I would say it took a year to fully recover but at about 6 months post op I was back to 90%of my normal activity.

    • Katy80

      746d

      I was decompressed in 2019. It gave me my life back after I stopped being able to walk or talk normal due to blocked csf flow. Recovery was a bear, but bit by bit I got back to my normal self. I would say it took a year to fully recover but at about 6 months post op I was back to 90%of my normal activity.

    • Tmac821

      747d

      Following in the same boat waiting for neurosurgeon appt

    • MedicalAnomaly

      748d

      I had the decompression with a dura graft. What are your questions?

    • Mimi_Jewell

      749d

      I got the patch put in my head

      • Maryoochki

        749d

        @Mimi_Jewell how did u know u needed it

    • Nesta

      749d

      I have had one. What questions do you have?

      • Mer7

        749d

        @Nesta What was your recovery like?

        • Nesta

          749d

          @Mer7 it was rough and a very atypical recovery. I spent a week in the icu a week in step down and a couple of weeks in rehabilitation, and months of PT and OT. I was in unbearable pain and could barely move or do anything. I ended needing a shunt a month later and since then things have been so much better.

    • Maryoochki

      749d

      No but how do u know when it's needed

      • Mer7

        749d

        @Maryoochki I have a MRI study showing the CSF flow wasn't getting out of my skull, so I was told I need it.

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