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When starting a new medicine, or a change of dose or number of pills, ask your doctor if you can start on the weekend. This way, if you have a bad reaction, if won't interfere with work or other responsibilities you may have during the week.
While there are different surgical techniques and some are more detailed, posterior fossa decompression surgery involves a minimum of removing a small piece of the back of the skull and part of the first vertebrae.