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Old 09-22-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Surgery for Chiari - Need Input!!!!!

Hello all,

Last month I was diagnosed with a Chiari 1 Malformation. I was told that the Chiari is causing 90% of my symptoms. The Dr. said surgery is totally up to me. I am begging anyone who had decompression surgery for a Chiari to please share your stories of surgery with me. I am very concerned about the pain after surgery, if the meds help it. How long and horrible the recovery is etc....
Please do not sugar coat anything. Do you think it was all worth it? My husbands insurance might be changing so I have to make up my mind very soon if I am getting surgery. All input is greatly appreciated and welcomed!!


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