Still kickingOctober 19, 2008
When we were told to expect an appointment with the Neurosurgeon and Plastic Surgeon in two weeks, we were surprised about the appointment being anticipated to last Monday (as announced in my last post). Even better! I was prepared for complete anesthesia and two hours later I woke up again, my head hurting like hell. The surgeons had performed a procedure that included cutting away infected tissue and cleaning and stitching the remaining skin (now somewhat smaller).
I slept most of Monday only to awake on Tuesday with a splitting headache and two very fat eyes (one so fat I couldn’t see with it). I received daily visits from the Neurologist, the one on Tuesday most memorable as the Neurologist took a large sterile gauze and started to rub my head with it! That hurt like hell. I asked him if he thought I was behaving like a wee wining baby too much but he said that I was his hero instead (which I doubt very much)!
The rest of the week (Thursday and Friday) I recovered from the surgery (before I planned to show you a ”Before” and “After” picture but after watching the result I descided against it). The Neurosurgeon kept it a secret whether or not we could go home and (until he gave the “All clear!” on Friday). My wife kept my wounds clean (rinsing them with water and washing them with Betadine shampoo). Tomorrow we have to go again to the hospital for a check of the wound on my head. We’re anxious to learn what his verdict is: Good, Bad or Too early to tell.