Surgery date: May 2012.
Natalia is 58 years old; her condition was diagnosed in the city of Novosibirsk in the 2010 by means of MR images. The doctors told her that she had a Arnold Chiari Syndrome and Syringomyelia and she did not receive any further help from them, in spite of seeing a number of different doctors. They suggested waiting for the critical moment to perform a craniectomy.
She knew that the surgery could take her to disability; this is why she did not want to try with this treatment. She started to search for information on the Internet and found the Institut Chiari and did not doubt for a minute that this was her chance. She was confident, because, as she says, she did not have a choice, she was in bad shape, she tired out quickly and felt as if she was 80 years old. When the procedure was suggested to her, she went for it immediately.
Two years have passed since the surgery and the last year was great. She now feels as if was 40-45 years old, and is enjoying life. She remembers what was happening before the surgery as a nightmare. Her recommendation to everyone suffering from this condition is to undergo the sectioning of the filum terminale surgery, if they have the possibility and the wish to lead a normal life.
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