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If you know me, you probably know I suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia - for which last Monday I received a vascular decompression surgery to move an artery away from the nerve it was wrapped around, which may help my pain in the long run.  As it turns out, I actually had TWO arteries wrapped around my trigeminal nerve!

I'd never had surgery before so I was absolutely terrified for a while, especially since this was a type of brain surgery wherein they had to drill a hole behind my ear after a three-inch long incision, literally nudge my brain out of the way and do very careful separation of nerve and artery.  One of the most prominent side-effects of this procedure now that I have a hole in my skull is actually MENINGITIS, which I thankfully seem to be avoiding.

However, now that I'm home I'm dealing with an immense amount of swelling in my head, my ear pops painfully whenever I swallow... it was already rough enough spending three days alone in the hospital for monitoring.

All in all, I'm okay!  However, this is a gamble surgery and I might never see a benefit from it, and even if I do it may be months or years due to the very fickle nature of nerves and how they heal.

Oh man was the room service to the ICU good, though.  When I could eat, they made super fresh and piping hot french toast and it was just so, so good.

Just saying what's up is all - and for those who might have surgery for their first time sooner or later, just remember that it's really not -too- bad at all.  Honest.
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3 years, 5 months ago
wow well i hope this works out int he long run for you and just take care of your self during the healing drink lots of water x
3 years, 2 months ago
really hope ur ok.. please let us know
3 years, 5 months ago
I'm glad you're okay at least. But i hope your surgery does  come with much success.
3 years, 5 months ago
Good to know. I really hope it all works out man...and I really do hope this helps a lot with the pain ;w;
3 years, 5 months ago
it's a shame you've had all that to begin with; here's to hoping that it all works out for you
3 years, 5 months ago
Oh goodness, well a speedy recovery to you!
3 years, 5 months ago
Eep! Glad you're okay. I hope you have a smooth recovery so we can see more deliciously foreskinned shota brats.
3 years, 5 months ago
Well, I got a surgery once. Althought it was for a different matter, yet I still which you a good recovery ^^
3 years, 5 months ago
I'm glad your surgery went okay! I greatly wish it helps alleviate your pain.
3 years, 5 months ago
I'm happy to hear you got treatment. Fingers crossed!
3 years, 5 months ago
My only surgery was a hernia I had in the third grade.  It was interesting having my doctor turn out the light in the examination room and turn on the little flashlight behind my scrotum.  He pointed out what was my testicles and what was my small intestine, which had dropped in through a little hole.  I missed two weeks of school because of it.  A week before and a week after the surgery.  So that kind of pain I can remember distinctly.  The stitches getting pulled out tickled, though.  Was weird.

I'm still hoping for the best for you, bro.  I don't like seeing you hurt like this.  <3
3 years, 5 months ago
i know the head throbbing, noise everywhere, can't get away, pain that happens to me a bit, and i know how weak and immobile surgery can make you. All i have to offer is my sympathy, it's all i have.
3 years, 5 months ago
Yikes I had no idea! Well I do hope it pays off and this all works out swimmingly for you Yopo!
3 years, 5 months ago
...on one note, I literally cringed as I read this and you have my sympathies for having to go through such a terrible ordeal...

second, I pray this surgery's "gamble" pays in your favor and gives you swift benefits and no nasty after-effects that stick...as for the ear thing...I hope that goes away.

*internet hug*
3 years, 5 months ago
Apply Pokeboy directly to forehead
3 years, 5 months ago
I got all my surgery and sickness out of me while I was a kid. Havent had anything more than a kidney stone since then. Hope everything stays in the clear you pervert. :3
3 years, 5 months ago
Hospitals have come a long way. I wish you the best of luck! if you were here in Idaho I'd be happy  to serve ya some french toast! We get a lot of compliments on our breakfasts here too.
3 years, 5 months ago
I am glad you are stabilizing. :)
3 years, 5 months ago
Oh man, glad that it's going okay thus-far!
3 years, 5 months ago
Wow o.o  Heal up soon!
3 years, 5 months ago
Holy cow! Please take care, dude! XD The bit about french toast at the end there made me laugh, you're awesome!

But really, take it easy and speedy recovery to ya sir.
3 years, 5 months ago
I'm so glad your surgery went well.  I would of been so scared! *hugs*
3 years, 5 months ago
Gosh... I'm glad you're okay at least. My wishes for your recovery
3 years, 5 months ago
You are very brave for going through with it!! It sounds really scary to be told the problem was actually worse than originally thought, but here's hoping everything heals nicely now that they've gone in and fixed it up.
3 years, 5 months ago
Hope you get to feelin better soon, dude!
3 years, 4 months ago
Wow man, I wish you the very best.  You're very appreciated around here.  
3 years, 4 months ago
Hope you have a smooth recovery!
3 years, 4 months ago
Cheer up homeboy! Im gonna have you by tha Doggy Den and we can smoke sum of that sticky n build sum new shit! Uhearme!!!
3 years, 4 months ago
Talk about trooper who keeps on going, i applaud your willpower, i do hope the very best for you however, and im sure you would make a remarkable recovery!
3 years, 4 months ago
Just endless worry, endless hope that things will get better for you. The fear, the terror is real-- just know there's a fuckton of people who wish the best for you and will support ya through this. Just be well! Please do.
2 years, 9 months ago
Hey you...  I'm sorry for not keeping in touch.  After reading this, I wonder if everything went okay and if your procedure has helped overall in the proceeding months.  I hope you've been alright, all things considered!

Best wishes~
2 years, 5 months ago
Thats a huge distress and I wish you the best. Hope this gets better and not worse over time. I'll try my best to support you if you need me! =}
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