I’m am truly blessed and encouraged by the A-Z posts/discussions I’ve had the privilege to read here. I’m hoping to draw some insight from those who have experienced what I seem to be these days and have the time to reply. Thanking you in advance.
My ruptured anni was initially coiled and then clipped 6 months later. In the 5 years since, I’ve recovered well. Outside of the first month or two post clipping, I’ve not had much in the way of headaches until recently. For the last three months, I’ve had intermittent headaches, shooting pain and some swelling at the craniotomy site (front left side). Also seems that one of the screws, which used to protrude from my forehead, has now “leveled out” almost like it has somehow shifted and is now flatter. For the last week, the pain at the craniotomy site has intensified and is more constant, rendering it difficult for me to work.
The GP seems to think I am having migraines and cited that a lot of folks are subject to them post craniotomy. I’m not opposed to this school of thought, however I guess I’d expect to have developed this issue closer to the time of the surgery and not 5 years post. I have no traditional migraine symptoms and the discomfort is centered at the craniotomy site so I’m not inclined to agree with the GP.
I’m scheduled to see the neurosurgeon next week and pray for some answers then. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience so far AFTER surgery and if so, what was the diagnosis and treatment?
Thank you, God bless