Post-Op and the Dreaded Neuro-Observation Area

Post-Op I woke up in the post-op room, but I don't remember feeling any pain whatsoever.  Frankly, I felt high as a kite!  Those were some gooood meds!  My whole family was shocked because I was wide awake, cracking jokes and acting as though everything was fine.  My surgeon came back to see me and [...]

So, Freddy Krueger And I Walk Into A Bar…

Oh, Freddy. You really did some damage during that surgery! My 3rd Brain Surgery: 12+ Hours, Boy Am I Glad I Was Asleep! It's officially a week and a half since my 12-hour brain surgery/plastic surgery/infectious disease surgery/whatever it is that just happened to me. I know that there will be several (okay A LOT) [...]

Things can always be worse

  I don't expect this to be a long post, or even entirely sensical (I'm just a week out of surgery, so be kind).  My last post described my upcoming, essentially emergent surgery.  So, so much has happened in almost 2 weeks from then. After several days in the hospital, waiting to determine when the [...]

Here we go… again

I certainly never expected to be sitting here, again, awaiting brain surgery.  I started writing this blog with the notion that I would be reflecting upon past experiences and how they affected my life now.  I also believed that sharing my experiences could possibly comfort or maybe even inspire others facing similar challenges.  I didn't [...]