IT Is Ok

In March of 2006, i had the surgery for Chiari 1. I was very scared when i found out that i had this problem going on, all i could think of was this is my brain, my spinal cord and if they messed up it would mess me up for the rest of my life. I lived with migraines for 5yrs and I had a numbness in the middle of my back that would come and go also. The Surgery went great there are Great doctors out there and i recovered very well, Even with my 2 children being as young as they are and demanding. IT is ok to be scared as hell because that is just natural but everything will be ok and i hope that it will cure evrything that your daughter is going through.
1moretime 1moretime
22-25, F
2 Responses Apr 1, 2007

Thanks for sharing your story....How long did it take before you were able to take care of your kids after the surgery. Surgery is in the near future for me and I have 2 kids (one who is under 2). I am worried about not being able to take care of them after surgery... Thanks!

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me! I've really been trying to make contact with people who've been diagnosed with Chiari's. I tend to believe that we know WAY more about ourselves than any doctor can! So, you say the surgery helped? Have you been completely headache-free?