Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Brain Surgery

So, here's what I remember about my brain surgery:

1. Driving to the hospital. I recall all the prep-work in detail. I remember being wheeled into the O.R., my wife saying goodbye and that she loved me.

2. I'm somewhat foggy about the rest. Just flashes here and there. A nurse talking to me about the upcoming procedure; the anesthesiologist reassuring me that the injection he'd given me would relax me and probably prevent me from remembering very much.

3. I don't recall seeing Dr. Liau before the surgery, but I do remember someone telling me that she would.

4. I did have several vivid recollections from my "awake" time during the surgery. Most have faded, now, but obviously I remembered spelling "platypus!"

5. I have no memory 0f my time in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), nor of being transported from there to my regular room.

6. My memory starts to slowly return after this. I know that standing by my side throughout this whole process stood my wife and children. I am very blessed!

One other memory is very clear to me. Weeks later, when I was in rehab, one of the doctors said he'd reviewed the notes Dr. Liau had made after my surgery. "She did a magnificent job!" I can only agree!

Monday, August 27, 2007

There's No Place Like Home.

I FULLY understand the truth of that simple statement!

I'm home - with everything that implies: Wife; kids; friends.

I've started chemo and radiation treatments - no major side-effects (yet). And I'm doing in-home therapy (physical and occupational), thanks to United Health Care.

I plan to be 'blogging' more, now. Type at you soon!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


I'm doing rehab, at the moment. It's going well!

I'm feeling good! I'll be here at least another week.