New Member to Group and New To Chiari Malformation
I was diagnosed with Chiari in March of this year. It took 5 years of headaches before I was given an MRI in order to find this diagnosis. I went to the Barrow Brain and Spine Institute yesterday and spoke to the neurosurgeon. According to him, the tonsils of my brain decend about 2.5 cm. He said that he is surprised I am not having trouble with fine motor skills right now. He has reccommended surgery, but my husband and I are still thinking about it and if I do decide on it, the surgery won't be until January or February of next year.
This is really scary for me because I don't know what to expect.
I just want to introduce myself and I can't wait to speak with you all!
Hi. I was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago with Chiari 1. I work in helathcare and we are the absolute worst at ignoring symptoms. I have had headaches and dizziness for years and self managed.In june I broke a rib (fell after being dizzy) and was taken out of work to heal. But as i was home, which should be a great vacation (especially during the summer), I started feeling terrible: always...
Has anyone applied for disability and won or are they giving you the run around because they think its just headaches.