Although success rates for MVD surgeries on atypical TN tend to be lower than typical, I discarded the info and chose to assume mine would mean crossing the finish line in achieving freedom from pain.  Well, it certainly didn’t happen that way and to say my recovery did not occur in an upward, linear fashion is an understatement…

Gauging progress more in weeks & months rather than days, my resilience was and still is tested with many setbacks as well as some steps forward that are all to be expected in the 12-18 months window of recovery for this type of surgery.  I stay concentrated on what I have continuously reminded myself time and again, always put the focus on the OVERALL FORWARD MOVEMENT 🙂

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