Originally Posted by lindalouly
Originally Posted by ChickenLady2014
I had worked so hard & took off 75 pounds that I put on after some medical problems & meds. Only to find the real cause of my migraine headaches. Quit smoking, underwent brain surgery & gained 50 pounds staying smoke free.
Yep, going on 10 years ago this coming July. I was born with a deformed brain stem. It hung outside of my skull being pinched between the skull & spine. I suffered migraine headaches all my life. In my early 40's the headaches became even more severe with numbness in my extremities, dizzy spells, extreme nausea & memory loss. The doctors finally figured it out after many years. The surgeon went in at the base of my spine. Taking out the C-1 vertbrea to create a new pocket that would house & protect my brainstem. Capping off the spinal cord so spinal fluid could no back up into the spine. He went into my upper thigh & removed material to create the new pocket & covering for my brain stem. I have about a 5 inch scar up my thigh & about a 4 inch scar up my neck & the bottom of my skull.