Andrea P🌙🌞🧿 (@mymigrainestory)

Aug 2018

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 fixed 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 on my migraines in general, i got so many more good things than I expected. 1️⃣ I need to know I am trying everything to heal (for me and for my family ,specially mi kids ! ) I want to be present all the time, (as crazy as it sounds to us! ) one of the stigma migraines have, is that people think we don’t want to go places or do things, because we are lazy and want to lay all day, really how far is that from reality. 2️⃣ I don’t know how I breathed before! lol The fixing of the septum and turbinates has been life changing! 3️⃣ I do feel relief in the parts that my migraines use to hit harder, for example between my eyes, and temples. 4️⃣And last but not least, it made me stronger , yes it was another treatment that failed (1 of 1000 I have done ) but this time, I realized we always have 2 options, suffer and ask why this happens to us, or take it as it is, and grow. I took the second option, I 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!

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