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3-4 years today I've lived with this little booger that has consumed part of my confidence, my smile, sleep, confidence, my work performance and practically part of my life.
first about me and my current health.
I am 37-1/2 years old and this problem started sometime when I was 33. I will admit that during this time I wasn't as healthy as I would have liked, but I didn't have any major condition either. Perhaps my blood pressure was a bit on the high side. I did start working out shortly after the illness started and eating notoriously healthy. I think I started this to reduce my stress and because deep inside I knew that eventually I'd opt for surgery.
Today I am a healthy individual. My blood pressure is 120/79 my resting heart rate is at 55-59 bpm. I am 5'8" and weight 190lbs with a muscular physique. I have been working out intensively weight lifiting and cardio.
Why am i telling you this?
I am telling you this because in my naive thinking, I thought that perhaps if I got healthier my condition would lessen or go away. It didn't and it hasn't and its' gotten worse over the years. I am also telling you this because tomorrow on 12/18/15 I will go through (MVD) Microvascular decompression and I will post my results and recovery time soon after.
One of the reasons why I waited nearly 4 years was because I was/am concerned with the recovery time. Unfortunately as a father and as a sole income I don't have the luxury of being away from work for 6 weeks as I've read other's have in other forums, which is why I am disclosing my current health before MVD surgery.
My neurosurgeon believes that because my health is strong that I will recover in no more than three weeks, possibly even two. I hope my body agrees.
I will post my results next month.
From a cost perspective, with insurance I will pay 5000 US dollars by the time is all done, which is my max out of pocket cost.
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