Sunday, January 16, 2011

Moving right along

About three or four days after my last entry, I came down with a pretty bad head cold. All of my previous, post-op symptoms seemed to return, with the addition of sinus and nasal congestion. Unfortunately, I had to return to the medicine cabinet. I suffered for two weeks until finally taking a turn for the better. I'm now back to my pill-free, headache-free self. I can't remember the last time my head throbbed. Very nice.

I have returned to my volunteer position at the elementary school library and find that my concentration is at about 95%. Sometimes I feel a little addle-brained and it takes me longer to remember names or certain words. I don't know if it's due to the surgery or if it's just me putting pressure on myself to remember everything perfectly.

Every day my scalp feels different. Sometimes the scar itself is tender, sometimes it twitches, but it's almost always itchy! I can never totally forget about it, especially since my hair isn't back to normal. I am so close to cutting it even shorter, but my friends tell me to be patient. At least it's hat season.

I had another follow-up MRI this past week and I have an appointment with my surgeon next week. I look forward to seeing the changes in my brain. Hopefully I'll get to see what the titanium joiner plates that they reattached my skull with look like.