“You Look Great!”

I saw my neurosurgeon today.

He says I don’t have to go back to see him, but he’d like to hear from me every once in a while to update him on how I’m doing.

So far, the only residual thing I’m feeling from the surgeries is a bit of difficulty coming up with words when I’m tired. That’s normal, though. I’m cleared to start running again [I just have to stay hydrated]. My incision sites look really good, according to Dr. Zager. He mentioned something about how well they healed, but I don’t pay that much attention to them, so I wouldn’t notice.

I’ve already e-mailed Dr. Messé about when I should have the follow up MRI done. [Six months from the second procedure, so Julyish.] I go back to see him in August.

I’m thrilled, you guys.

To hear that I’m doing well from people not my family? From medical professionals? That’s a big positive step in the right direction.

Does this mean I won’t freak out a little when a headache lingers for a few minutes too long? Not at all. As a matter of fact, I got a bad headache on Tuesday and started to panic a little. Then I remember I have a cold and it’s likely related to my sinuses. Dr. Zager agreed.

Thank you for listening to me talk about this for the last year. I feel like this stuff is finally – kind of – over.