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As next week's consult and treatment draw ever closer it seems that talk about brains and neurology are popping up everywhere.
A new television series is centred around a neurosurgeon. In the preview episode his boss handed him a pair of baseball tickets. When he questioned their source she told him "They're a gift from your acoustic neuroma patient." Impaired hearing aside, the words rang clearly.
A blogging friend Jennifer at Getting Down with Jesus just re-ran a post from a year ago about new cowboy boots and waiting for MRI results and a neurologist's appointment that shared good news. I sent her a message asking if they had been looking for an acoustic neuroma, letting her know that I had not receive the same good report.
News and science shows seem to be talking more about brain scans... Is this coincidental? I think not, it is more likely that I am just highly sensitive to what I would have ignored before. In our selfish human way, we seem to pay attention only to those things that concern us.
So I guess I'm more concerned than I'd like to admit. Have to stop hiding that.