I’m late in updating after Olivia’s last surgery. People are wanting to know how she’s doing since she had occipital excision with Dr. Ziv Peled on 4/28. 3 weeks post op now, and she’s doing great. She recovered better from this one than any other. No problems with nausea (we have learned that the Rx Emend helps tremendously! If you have trouble with nausea during or after surgery, take this one pill a few hrs before surgery, no nausea at all!) Also no problems with asthma this time, very happy about that. Her head is numb and she’s loving it. (she still has temple pain, as that returned 6 months after excision there, if this Occipital pain relief lasts, then perhaps we will go back to this surgeon to re-address her temple area) We both feel very good about this surgery, and the surgeon. (http://peledmigrainesurgery.com/, I’ll add a link to the right) She immediately had significant pain relief. In the area targeted, (basically her whole head except for the temple area) it’s a level 9 or 10 down to 0, because it’s numb, and she’s happy about that. Just hoping that it lasts. I’ll feel better when we pass the 6 month mark and she’s still pain free. For now, she has times where she can hang out w/her friends, go to the movies and sleepovers. Still working on school work from home, but hoping she can start 9th grade in the fall.
We very much liked Dr. Peled. We like the fact that he does nerve blocks right there in his office, he was available for questions anytime leading up the surgery, he called us afterwards and we have a phone appt scheduled for next week. I also like the fact that he took his time during surgery, it didn’t seem like he was rushed or had anything else on his mind other than my daughter, I’ve had different feelings from others at times.
We had a great trip. It was extra nice that I have family out there in CA and they were so helpful to us getting around and back to the airport after surgery. I hope we can go back sometime and visit with family.
Enjoying the pain relief now. Pretty nice to go from level 10 to 0! Thanks Dr. Peled