That is me on day 1 of being back home. A friend of mine on Facebook joked I should have had them install a zipper. It made me laugh quite hard...which made me realize that no zipper was required. After the first surgery, laughing, coughing, sneezing....they all made me feel like my head was being ripped open by tiny mischievous imps. This time around smiling, laughing...the occasional cough or sneeze, didn't give me a moments pause. I was on an outing with my Mister by day 3 to pick up some vitamins at the local market and by day 5 we were down in the states grocery shopping.
This is the back of my noggin....day 14. My but my hair DOES grow quickly doesn't it??
I can't say enough about my surgical team. I love them like they are my family. A lot of people challenged my decision to have a second surgery in Canada...citing the fact that I had to have a second surgery at all as reason enough to have it done in the United States instead. But I knew in my heart that my surgeon and his team were the ones that were going to give me a chance at life. The cause for a second surgery were complications during the recovery...not the surgery. My neurosurgical team was made up of 3 of the best surgeons in the whole country of Canada.
I prayed about the first surgery...I prayed about the second; my path was sure. Quite frankly, having this whole experience has strengthened my trust in my personal connection with the Spirit of the Lord and my knowledge of there being purpose in life. I'm not done yet...I knew that back in February before I took my first breath of anesthesia. I have NO idea what ALL there is to my particular purpose, but...that's half the joy in life. Finding out!
I am still on lifting restrictions...and exercising restrictions until the middle of July for sure. I hope to be released from the restrictions after they confirm with a CT scan that everything healed properly during this recovery. So please keep your fingers crossed, say your prayers or send happy healing vibes...whatever you prefer. I need them and I appreciate them. I have felt all of the love and thoughts throughout this year from all of you and I am beyond grateful.