Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Successful surgery.

So this morning I had my 16th surgery in my whole lifetime, and my 6th brain surgery since August 11th. (They were August 11, August 18, August 24, September 30, October 13, and October 20.) Thank God it was successful and I have an internal shunt again.

Dr. F had to make new incisions more towards the front of my head, though, because he was concerned about the old incisions being opened up again when they've been opened so many times. He basically shaved the whole right side of my head. When I saw this shave job, I decided I'm just going to buzz it all. Might as well, right?

I've still got at least another week in Duke because they have to run a ton more antibiotics to make sure the infection is completely gone and stays gone.

For having my head and abdomen cut open today, I feel pretty darn good. That should be obvious since I'm here updating you guys. But that's all I've got. It's pretty boring.

P.S. Eight days and I get to find out if I'm having a niece or nephew! :) Holly and I are both trying really hard to be excited.


  1. Praise God, He is good! I am so glad this surgery is over and that you are feeling so well. As for the baby, wait until you hold him/her for the first time and tell me then that you are "trying really hard to be excited". Just relax about the baby and enjoy him/her when he/she arrives. Did I say that I am glad you are back?

  2. I'm glad the surgery was successful! Sorry about the hair - but as a person who has chopped her hair MANY times - I know it will grow back!

  3. Praying for you! Love the strength I feel radiating from you. Praying for a peaceful recovery!