Well, the chip is in, my head is bald, and my skin is stapled!! I'm sure that's a pretty picture!
Had the surgery on Friday to implant the Responsive Neurotstimulator chip into my skull & brain. I am told the surgery took about three hours, and I went out with flying colors. I'm feeling okay, but my head right now is tender. I think that's from having my head leaned on a pillow all last night, so I expect more of that to come. At least until I get those staples removed in about ten days. I was checked out the next day, and stayed with a friend that night. There was no way I could handle the two and a half hour ride back to our own home, so we did that yesterday.
I'm actually back at the office today....but I have a friend here who is helping me with customers and the lifting. I promise, I am just sitting here at my desk, answering emails and paying bills. Nothing more. Anything more, he is doing. And if I get tired, I'll just call and get a ride home. But, after sleeping all afternoon yesterday, I felt like I needed to be up and about.
Right now, the chip is just learning about my brain activity and seizures. With that, it will learn more about just where I need help. In about a month, I will go back and they will turn on the stimulators that will respond to the seizures coming on and basically tell them to back off before they even get far enough to start. May not happen right away, but eventually, if all goes well, I just might be 100% seizure free for the first time in 40 years! That would be a real treat.
For those of you who have been following me on this and who have sent me good vibes, I appreciate your support. It's that from you and others that have gotten me through this easily. I thank you.