Why a Canadian had to go to the US to get free surgery
Part 4 – Closer to Fine
“Wait a second, that can’t be right….”
Those were pretty much my thoughts when I examined my body a few months after giving birth to my first child. Although I was back to my pre-baby weight, my body was not the same, and I was not happy about it. I knew my life was going to be changed after having children, but I didn’t really contemplate all the physical and personal alternations that would also be included.
Recovering from brain surgery for me was no different. There were the things I knew that would change about me, along with other changes which I had not previously considered.
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Part 3 – That Space Between
My first few days on the nuerosurgery recovery unit felt like a paradise when compared to my ICU prison.
Part 2 – Dazed and Confused
I never did recreational drugs as a youth. I was never drunk. Ok, I was drunk once, but I was in grade 3, so that is a story for another day…….
I guess I mean to say that my experience with being drugged or “outside” of myself is limited. Now what I can tell you is that for me coming out of brain surgery was a trip. And like no trip I would ever want to go on ever again!
A lot of people ask me what is it like to have brain surgery. It is not that common of a procedure so I can appreciate their curiosity. If I had to use one word to describe the experience it would be: extraordinary….followed closely by the word: unpleasant. I have decided to break up my experience into parts since like any trauma I just can’t seem to stop going on about it!