I went to a different neurosurgeon this morning. He said that he can’t be 100% that I have Chiari Type 1 Malformation without running some more tests. He feels I should not have the surgery until these tests are run. I now scheduled for a cervical MRI, a CINE MRI and a visit to the nuerologist. I am cancelling my May 7th surgery and going to switch to this second neurosurgeon. I am more comfortable with is proactive response versus the first neurosurgeon’s reactive response. Dr. Michael (the 2nd nuero) did say that he can’t guarantee that in a couple of months he may be recommending surgery for me but he would like to start with these other options first.
I will keep everyone updated as we continue on this journey.