Chiari numbness

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I am girl of 18 and had surgery a year ago, I still have numbness and wanted to find others who are in the same boat.  I can't do my hair as I have no feeling in my right side, so I can't hold a straightener.  Can anyone give me advice on how to do my hair.

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    My best recommendation would be to keep it simple. Some mousse and headbands. Keep it shorter so the less you have to brush.
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    I have a hard time holding up my arms so my husband helps me aloto and to make it easier on him I cut it short but helpers are good that's why I'm great full for my family and friends
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      Yes helpers are great. We just this week started getting home healthcare for my husband. An extra weight off my shoulders because he has weakness in his legs and I work full time.
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    You won't feel anything , it's life , look at me , had a brain hemmorrage , had my neck glued , radiotherapy to the brain , pulse cut out because got infected , etc etc , so you think that's bad , I caught diabetes when I was 29 so have to take 4 injections a day with blood tests each time ,  so I really feel sorry for you.  There's nothing that can help except you , your self will and determination is the goal.... Good luck. 
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    Hi, I have same problem , but I'm a lot older than you. My left side is numb after a one and half yrs since decompression. Its all due to nerve damage. I have to keep the hair dryer on cool setting. I had my hair cut short to manage it better and less drying time. I had sort of shaggy crop so could finger dry it. My hairdresser was really good on deciding what would be easy and less hassle, showed me how to style it. So maybe a trip to hairdressers would help.
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