Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME

Ok, well technically, it's one day until my 1st anniversary of my posterior fossa decompression, c1 and c2 laminectomy, and duraplasty.

I'll have some kind of post up if I can manage to get in front of the computer, which would involve getting out of bed Friday, which I am terrified to do, because I have now convinced myself that the ceiling will fall right on my head, shoving my skull on its unstable vertebrae down into my butt ( thanks a lot, Queli ;) ), and once everyone appreciates the irony of me having my head removed from my bum, I'll have to start all over again.

Little bit of PTSD? NEVAH!!!

I would like a rousing round of comments of "Happy Birthday" with the words changed to reflect Chiari as each of us has experienced. Or haiku. Or just prose. Who needs rhyming couplets? Not I!

So if anyone does happen to see the sky falling on November 30th, no worries. Just avoid my neck of the woods.

"Neck of the woods"
I'm so punny....

Monday, November 26, 2007

Concave Skull

Why the hell didn't anyone tell me my head was going to cave in?!!!

It scared me to death Saturday morning to discover my flat zipper had developed a major dip right below my handy dandy new titanium skull.

Turns out major swelling starts to subside around this time (10 weeks post-op)

This should have been written somewhere.

I thought my butt had swallowed the rest of my brain.

Anyhow, heads up for those going into surgery.

It is apparently ok to develop a crater in the back of your head.