A Good Few Months

After intracranial monitoring in March, and the adjustment to my shunt, the difference has been remarkable.

I hardly have any headaches, fingers crossed it stays that way. Also my body seems to be more tolerant to migraine triggers. I haven’t had a weather migraine since the shunt adjustment, I’m no longer a walking barometer. I don’t have to instantly anticipate a migraine in two days if I forget to say “decaf” at Starbucks.


Still Going Strong

Dodged another physician appointment with refills.

Today attending Chicago Writers’ Workshop. I will write my book despite headaches, memory issues, and brain surgeries.

Sitting At Heathrow

I’m on my way home. I’m ready. My head hurts, my shoulder hurts, my body is weary. I should be using this time to write, but even my brain feels tired. I can’t believe it, but for a while, I’m travelled out.

A Whirlwind of Travel

Since my last brain surgery March 18, I’ve been traveling; a lot. My first trip was to DC, a week trapsing around museums. I commented it was recovery by fire. Next we went to Indiana for the weekend then Springfield the following weekend. Now as this weekend winds down I’m packing for a three-week trip to Europe.I’m grateful my hydrocephalus is stable enough to allow me to do what I love.

Healing. Slowly.

Saturday I walked the longest distance I have since surgery, roughly two miles. Before surgery, no problem; Saturday I felt weary with every step. One foot in front of the other to get the job done. Healing is real, but you don’t get further without a little push. I feel I have to be ready for long walks later this week, on my way to Washington DC. Not sure how the new shunt setting will deal with the difference in air pressure while onboard the plane, always an adventure.