Just over 1 year ago I flew to Cedar Sinai in West LA from North Idaho to have mvd surgery. I met with Dr. Michael Alexander on a Thursday for consultation and had the surgery done on Friday the next day. Coming out of surgery and being wheeled into the icu unit I remember sitting up when I came out of the anesthetic saying I felt great, ha ha!! That first nite was a little rough as I had a pick in the artery for monitoring BP and other vitals. A line was also in my other arm, and a catheter in. All of this was very hard to move and was a bit uncomfortable. I ran a low grade fever, my blood sugar increased some, and I had some heart palpitations. I was a bit nauseated and had no appetite and very thirsty too. The next day I felt a lot better and by afternoon felt like getting up out of bed and eating. There was a little bit of unsteadiness when I moved around but not real bad. By that next morning I was released from the hospital again feeling just a very little bit unsteady and very slightly dizzy. The next 3-4 days I saw gradual improvement and by 1 week out I was ready to fly back home. I felt a bit tired for several weeks following but never had any incisional pain, head pain or headaches, and best of all I have had no return of any TN symptoms!!!!
Best wishes to all who face this condition. There is hope!!
The old guy from North Idaho.