Brief update today.
I have some weirdness going on on my left side–tingling and numbness. I can feel pressure, but not temperature differences. Sometimes my hand twitches & shakes when I try to grab something.
It could be anything at this point like swelling, medication, nerve damage. I have to actively remind myself that this crazy surgery stuff is just for a diagnosis. I still have a tumor. I am recovering from surgery OK, considering, but there’s a lot more to be done.
Trying to be patient and enjoy eating everything in sight.
Waiting in my cozy new Deadpool hooded robe for the morning pain meds to kick in. Slept about 5 hours straight last night. W00t! Thanks for the Deadpool love, Dawn LaVella Miller.
Deadpool guarding my drugs this morning. Maximum effort.
Shaving my head was a really good idea. We ran across some crazy bloody streaks during the process that had us baffled, until I remembered the doc said my head would be screwed into a stabilizing halo during the procedure.
Day 5 post op, by the numbers.
3.75″ incision in my head
6 x 3 cm tumor on my brain stem
6 hours UNINTERRUPTED sleep!!!
256787543 reasons to be thankful
Party tonight. Oatmeal & toast followed by ceremonial head shaving.