In March 1998 I underwent major surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma at age 67. My BP on entering the theatre was 120/80. The following day my systolic reading was over 200 and I have been treated ever since with the usual drugs (CCB; etc) with little effect although my readings are, now, 150/80. Following the operation I suffered bacterial meningitis and my stay in hospital was 28 days instead of the usual 6. Also, and most bizzarely, I found that a quantity of flesh had been taken from my thigh and, presumably, stuffed into my head. There were 15 stitches on my thigh. I also suffered a broken facial nerve on which the neurosurgeon performed an inter-position graft using nerve fibre from my heel. This restored my facial features after a year for which I am thankful. From my investigations on the internet I have come to the conclusion that my post-operative problems are caused by pressure on the brain - at least that would explain the fact that my high systolic pressure appeared over-night. I cannot understand how I could have hardened arteries on Tuesday but perfectly normal arteries on the previous day! Is there an answer to this problem, please?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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