One month later

IMG_20150902_182425_editI can’t believe that it has been a month since I had brain surgery to remove a tumour. I have made an incredible recovery at least in my opinion. Life is pretty much back to normal now. I had a check up at the doctors at the end of last week and I can resume most activities. I am allowed to drive which is great and just in time to bring the kids to school on Tuesday. I can resume moderate exercise as long as it’s not jarring to my head. I am still cautious of activities like picking up Lego, cleaning the tub and yoga where I could get dizzy because of the position of my head. My hearing is back which is a relief. The smell of iodine in my hair is finally gone. My incision is healing nicely and my hair is growing back. I am not on any medication and haven’t been for weeks, so I have reestablished my relationship with wine.

The only issue that I have which is quite minor is that I don’t have feeling in the top of my left ear or in the area around the incision. The doctor said that it might come back but it could take a year. In my opinion it’s not really a big deal either way, if that is my only issue after brain surgery I am pretty happy. If the nerves don’t grow back I am sure that I will get used to the lack of feeling.

brain cupcakesI am happy to be alive and with each day I feel better and stronger. I have been in a celebratory mood and have gone out on a date with my husband to ring in the new year. We also hosted a joint 3rd birthday party for our youngest and a Timmy the tumour eviction party complete with brain cupcakes.

Tomorrow I go back to school in pursuit of an MBA. I know that it’s a big undertaking even if I wasn’t recovering from brain surgery but I am crazy enough to do it anyway. You would think that I might slow down and take it easier for a while but it’s not who I am. I thrive when I am busy, learning and doing. I have rested and now it’s time to move on and see what else life has in store.

6 thoughts on “One month later

  1. Larry Taylor September 7, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Hello Spaleksic !

    I’m happy to learn of your full recovery and that you’ll be returning
    an active lifestyle. You show a positive attitude towards which is admirable.
    I sincerely wish you all the best and look forward receiving word from you again.

    Larry Taylor


  2. mackec3 September 7, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Lol – I had brain cupcakes too! Best of luck in your MBA!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lilzoom September 7, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I hope when it comes time for my surgery, I recover as quick as you did. So happy you feel good and best of luck at school to you and your family 🙂 I know you’ll get busy but hope you’ll still update how you feel. It’s so encouraging that you are healing so well.

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    • spaleksic September 7, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      I hope you do too, the recovery was so much better than I imagined it would be.


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