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This area of the surgery targets the nerves and muscles from between the eyes, above the eyebrows, behind the eyes and nose. These points of triggers define if you have nasal migraines, and forehead migraines. Which I have both, and are my main source of pain when I have an attack. To cut those nerves (supraorbital and supratrochlear) The doctor did an upper eyelid incision on both of my eyes, to be able to reach them. On the other hand, to get inside the nose, first he did a “cosmetic style” surgery to fix the deviated septum that was pressuring the turbinates, preventing oxygen to enter as much as it should. And while inside there, he performed decompression of the nerves that trigger this type of migraines too. So yes it was a very big #surgery !6-7 hours long, and recovery was much harder than I thought too. But even though I didn’t get significant relief in my migraines, if I see the big picture it was all worthy!
First I need to know I am trying everything to #heal (for me and for my #family ,specially mi #kids ! I want to have a normal and active life as possible, (as crazy as it sounds to us!) one of the #stigma #migraines have, is that people think we are lazy and want to lay all day. My biggest wish is to be able to be present all the time in my family’s life.
Third I don’t know how I breathed before! #lol The fixing of the septum and turbinates has been life changing!
Fourth I do feel relief in the parts that my migraines use to hit harder, for example between my eyes, and temples.
And last but not least, it made me stronger, yes it was a punch in the face, another treatment that failed (1 of 1000 I have done) but this time, I realized I have 2 options, suffer and ask why this happens to me, or take it as it is, and grow, understand that this is what I am dealing now, it will go, I am sure I will make them go! My attitude towards migraines changed, and they don’t get any of my attention, I still have them daily, but I do almost everything. I take my acute meds and go out with my kids, with my husband, to exercise, travel, to party! So if I can’t control them, for sure I will control how to deal with them! And I will always #win them! at Charleston, South Carolina