Here is Denise description of her condition: "Chairi Malformation and Syringomelia condition occurs when cerebrospinal fluid (normally found outside of the spinal cord and brain) enters the interior of the spinal column forming a cavity known as a syrinx. The treatment is brain decompression surgery done by removing the bone at the back of the skull and spine. Then the dura overlying the tonsils is opened and a patch is sewn to expand the space kind of like letting out the waistband on a pair of pants"
Here is Denise's thoughts: "Thank you all so much! Given there are no other complications recovery time is usually 4 to 8 weeks. So given the seriousness of this surgery, I expect to be out of work a few months. I appreciate any and all help as I won't be able to support myself and my daughter. Thank you so much for all your love and support!"