We often encourage external surgery as the best way to be cured of Eagles. We sometimes make it sound easy. Sometimes, many times it works that way.
I had both the intraoral, a redo of that surgery done externally and the other side externally. I am satisfied that I made the right decision. I am now in recovery and improving. Recovery takes 6 months to 18 months. Sometimes,we even notice improvements happening even longer. Often, we notice some immediate improvements and then a back slide for a few days. Most of the time we notice immediate joyful improvement that just keeps getting better. We are all different. That is what we want for everyone
I think it is important to keep us grounded. Neither surgery is 100 percent reliable. They both have their pros and cons. Intraoral is less risky to nerves and arteries, but not always a permanent answer.
Remember that we try to be encouraging. Please also remember that surgeries can have very serious complications. The skull base doctors are the best, and very brave to operate in very sensitive areas. They never know for sure what they will find. When they work on cancer patients, the decision to operate is often the only chance to live. In our case, the surgery is elective. Make sure you have all the information about the serious complications, rare yet possible. If you cannot accept the possible negative outcomes, please do not choose surgery until and unless you can.
Patients who really need these surgeons depend on them;we depend on them. If you would blame them or try to litigate against anyone trying to help you with Eagles then you have not reached the point of realizing that you have no control over Eagles and that you had the option to live with it.
I say this because I realize we encourage people everyday and I sonetimes feel that we are not clear that the external surgery, though so amazing is also a serious surgery. Please make sure you are a fit for the surgery and the surgeon or move on until you have the right fit.
Always after so much pain and searching, be grateful for those courageous enough to perform delicate surgeries. If you are not a fit, back up, think and wait for the right time. When you are ready, you will feel it.l
I felt it should be said because we always say it is a personal decision. It is. We try to help not harm. We cannot guarantee that our suggestions are right for you,so take what you learn and make sure you find the right answer for you.
We do not know each other, and we do not see the future. We are thrilled to give resources and hope, but occasionally,I fear that our support is seen as a guaranteed solution. We are here to give hope,help locate sources, and help you find your best options. Just know that Eagles cures are not guaranteed.
We walk together on this painful road. I pray for perfect healing for everyone on this road