Brain Tumor

February 10, 9:27 pm (Update from Dan)

First off, I apologize for the lack of Emily updates today. After yesterday’s surgery things were, thankfully, rather laid-back and mellow…. or, well… as mellow as can be in the middle of a Neuroscience ICU on Friday afternoon in St. Louis.

Still, compared to the last week, and aside from the shuffle out of the ICU for upstairs, today was wonderfully uneventful.

Right now, Emily and I are in an almost-silent, new room, high up in the building, alone and overlooking the City of St. Louis’s scenic southern bits.

It’s a pretty incredible view, and a great place to convalesce after brain surgery. So, should you ever find yourself wandering around with a brain tumor on a Friday night in this town, you could do a lot worse than to hang out here.

I’m not sure if the hardest work is behind us on this somewhat bumpy road. I know radiation probably won’t be a lot of fun, but I don’t know if it will be as painful as having your brain stem operated on. Right now, my wife is in a lot of pain, but she’s bouncing back quickly. She really is a bad ass.

Anyway, after a couple of days taking in this view, Emily will be discharged. The doctors are going to give her some time to recover while the steroids work their magics. Then, in a couple of weeks, we’ll figure out a plan and go from there. For now, though, we’re just going to look at the twinkling lights below and make jokes about the people stuck in traffic.

Goodnight.

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