Just thought I would give a shout out. Things are going well after a little OR equipment hiccup that pushed my surgery back a few days, just a little ground hog day action to spice things up Turns out my styloid had grown so long it had adhered itself to the back side of my mandible. Every time i opened my mouth or turned my head it completely occluded my internal jugular vein - pretty crazy and explains a lot. Once the styloid was removed my pressure gradients returned to normal - yay!
I went home the next morning, second day was the worst for sore throat and mouth from the nerve monitoring. Having some trouble opening my mouth with TMJ swelling and ear pain related to the mandible attachment surprise but that should resolve as the swelling recedes. Still having some challenges with fluctuating intracranial pressure swings realted to the CSF leak but suspect that will take some time to balance out …good blood drainage to and from the brain is a really good thing
All in all I am pleased and happy to be on the other side of this wild ride. Hope everyone else in line this week are doing well. Sending encouragement and healing thoughts to all