I have finally figured out that some of my headaches and pain are from the air conditioner hitting my head and freezing my plates and screws that are holding the bone flap in place. I had heard from other craniotomy peeps that they can not use a hair dryer because near the surgery site because of the heat making the plates hot. Well I guess the same thing goes for cold air. This does not explain the swelling I get but for now I running with the idea that the A/C is causing my pain.
Ok so it is 99 degrees out and I have a cotton beanie hat (ski hat) on when the air conditioning is on. It does seem to make the pain go away. I’m ready to start wearing it in the car as well.
Just a word to those future peeps who are going through this, a loose fitting ski hat might be needed in the middle of summer to stop the headaches and pain.I wonder what winter is going to feel like. Maybe my hair will be long enough to insulate the plates?