Friday, July 9, 2010
A Change of Mind
It's Friday night, I'm out of surgery and in recovery in the ICU. The doctors had more extensive plans than we'd expected and I ended up having a 6 hour procedure called a craniotomy. They removed part of my skull, removed the lesion from the surface of my brain and then placed electrical probes on my brain to measure and look for unusual brain activity. They found a couple places under the lesion where this unusual activity was apparent and so removed part of the temporal lobe in that area. But its okay, I wasn't using that part anyway. They then replaced the portion of the skull they removed and attached it with titanium screws, covered the hole with titanium mesh and sewed me back up. We're hopeful that this testing and procedure will put an end to the symptoms I've been having for the last several months. Sometime tomorrow I'll be moving to a regular room and I'll be here until Monday or Tuesday. So that's it for now. Thanks again for all the love and support from so many of you kind people. I will never forget it and this whole experience has changed my life in significant ways.