September is Chiari Awareness month. Each day, I am going to share one person's journey...in their own words. Chiari malformation is a condition where your brain herniates below the base of your skull, compressing the brain stem and spine. The symptoms are unbearable, at best, and there is no cure...
Hi my name is misty Beaudoin.
I have been suffering from chiari for almost 10 years. I had decompression surgery Nov 2 of 2016. It was supposed to help me with the pain and the pressure but it made me worse I can't work I can barely stand the pain I have two beautiful little girls a 10 yr old and 2 yr old. And a wonderful husband. I struggle every day to do normal task I can't stand to long or walk cause the pressure is so bad. I can't sit or I have pain throbbing the back of my head. I get migranes so bad all I do is cry. I see my neurologist and neurosurgeon all the time and there's nothing anyone can do for me. My depression has gotten so bad I just think bad things all the time. Thats my daily struggle with chiari.