Good Morning!

Hello, all!

This is BobaFett (Katie) reporting finally after my release from the hospital. On June 10th I had my 2nd MVD surgery and even though it has only been 7 days since my surgery, I am feeling very positive with the results. It turned out that not only had 2 more arteries had fallen and kinked up against the nerve, but also scar tissue from the original MVD surgery started to creep up and wrap around the nerve itself. I have a horrific scar and lost a lot of hair due to the size of the incision site, but if this works it is all worth it. I was in ICE for about 2 1/2 days and in the general hospital for another 2 days before they finally figured I could go home safely. I'm still not entirely out of the woods for a potential CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) leak or a possible minor brain bleed, but the neurosurgeon is confident that the risk is slight. They didn't put the plate back in, relying on the massive muscles in the skull to help seal everything up.

I do have some slight vision changes and the hearing on the right side is slightly muffled, but it's going away in time slowly. Just wanted to give everyone an update and offer hope!! Love you all!! <3 <3 <3

Thank you for the update! I wish you the best of luck with your healing and will be sending good thoughts your way!

Oh Katie, so glad to hear from you and your positive news!
I didn’t realize scar tissue could affect the nerve?!
Continued well being, go easy, here’s to no more TN pain!!
Gentle ((( hugs ))) Mimi