Been a while since I posted. Wanted to give an update. I have surgery scheduled for the removal of my left styloid here in St Louis at Washington University on 3/18. They will remove the styloid to the skull base, remove the ligaments, and they also intend to resect some muscle. They are concerned the jugular vein will not open without this step, and they do not want to have to go back in. Any tips for surgery? Advice?