Here is the craniotomy scar in all it’s glory. I actually don’t find it too horrible to look at. The staples will come out on Friday, and I’m just a little bit worried about that part, but hear that it doesn’t really hurt, so yay.
So the first time I coughed post surgery was on Monday, and it really freaked me out. I swear I felt the bone flap lift up, and like an idiot, I went to show it off to all the boys in the house. Watch! Put your hand here and feel it when I cough! I showed Chris, Scott and then Frank, and then promptly started to feel really weird and basically put myself into a panic attack.
I have gotten pretty good at what I need in that situation, and after a xanax, Frank putting me into bed with an ice pack, turning on Pandora, I got myself to sleep and calmed down, and learned something to never do again! No more showing all the boys neat tricks with bone flaps. Gotcha.
So, I want to document that big scar on my head. The zig zag scar isn’t actually where Dr. Glazier entered the brain. Instead, after making that incision, he pulled that part of the scalp back and removed a small rectangle of bone. You can sort of see the four dots that make up that square, right above the split between the hemispheres of the brain. Then he was able to go down that route to the tumor, without needing the harm or damage actual brain tissue. Amazing.
The reason for the zig-zag scar is so that the hair will fall more naturally as it grows out. How cool is that?!