Friday, February 15, 2013

3 weeks and a day

Time moves so quickly lately that I am surprised that it has only been three weeks and a day since my gamma knife treatment.

The spots where the frame was attached to my forehead look like little dents.  There is still inflammation that makes the area around them feel like little hills and the tenderness remains.  The spots on the back of my head feel a bit crusted (like a bad case of dandruff) and I am reminded of them with passing pain each time I lay my head down.

Tiredness comes and goes unpredictably as does a vague sense of vertigo. Headaches appear out of nowhere but happily vanish just as unexpectedly. Many times I feel perfectly healthy and energized.

The past few months I've been struggling with hot flashes that had all but disappeared for years.  I am not sure that they have anything to do with the brain issue or perhaps hormones again out of whack due to my intentional weight loss.  I scheduled a time to talk with my nurse practitioner in early March to investigate.

Three weeks gone, the journey continues.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Raised eyebrows

Amazing how many muscles we use when we talk
some for speech itself and others for expression
I'm aware of this now. 
I feel discomfort each time I raise my eyebrows.  
The screw sites on my forehead are healing well, but still swollen and tender.
The two spots on the back are crusty and healing as well, and yet...
my entire scalp feels a bit off, scratchy and sore all over
the top of my head in particular.
From what I've read I don't think this is unusual and should calm down.

Until then, if my expressions seem a bit flat, don't be alarmed
I'm merely seeking to remain as comfortable as possible.