Sunday, February 17, 2008

the perfect operation

There doesn’t appear to be any actual damage whatsoever. At first, I felt a little tingling in my lower left leg, but the movement was fine, so I thought, “Well, he had to cut something – that’s what I would have picked.” That’s gone away already.

The swelling has gone down and they’re already lowering my corticoid medication, albeit supplementing it with others that typically follow major brain surgery. I’ll provide a full list of what I’ve been taking for the last five weeks soon.

Katka, the night nurse here, removed my last ‘kanylka’ last night. I’ve had about twenty of these hideous monsters, which they always seem to put in the most inconvenient of places.

6 comments:

Syd said...

I had no idea you were such a badass...

casey said...

no after effects, nice!!!!

....thats your reward for going into the surgery in such peak physical condition. all the pacing and cigarettes have paid off.

Jiff said...

All I can say is that it's great to see you, Mike. I'm dumbstruck.

Pamela said...

It's amazing you have no brain damage, though you now always have a nice "out" for all future inappropriate behavior...and there will surely be some...

Vaughn said...

It's always a delight to read what you write, and in this case just to see that you're writing again so soon.

Maybe helpful, maybe not, a S.F. Chronicle article about brain cancer research at Stanford at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/02/08/MN98UFMFG.DTL

Vaughn

Sarah Loving said...

glad to hear the operation went well and that you're in such capable hands!

hope the follow up news is likewise positive.