I am brand new to this forum. I had a postier cervical decompression and fusion C3-C7 on sept 22. Prior to that surgery I was experiencing chronic daily headaches for 11 years. Seen too many doctors and took too many meds.
This is my last resort basically. A painful surgery. He took out 3 bones and used pins and screws and then fused the whole thing.
So it has been 4 weeks and my question is: how should I be feeling? I have been happy to report no headaches up until now. Now they come when I stand up. I am having trouble keeping a good attitude when my heart is crying: "the headaches are back, surgery did nothing"
I wear a neck brace and I am logical enough to know that it could be a number of things but I would love to hear feedback on this type of situation from others. I need to keep a good attitude my sister says but why am I getting those "old" headaches now? Everything is healing perfectly and I don't see the doctor until nov 14. Then the brace comes off.
Tell me this is temporary and I will be able to breathe deep again.