Hello everybody, I hope this finds you keeping well.
As you already know, I survived my operation and it all went smoothly. I am grateful to Jason for sending out some information for you all and your patience as we have traversed this first week. It’s hard for me to comprehend that it’s day nine post-op already.
As per Jason’s last message, the surgeon told us she was relieved we acted when we did because once she got to the aneurysm and saw it for herself, well, her description was that it was nasty looking with very thin membranes meaning it was at high risk of bleeding and soon. This is what we say to one another when we are having a crappy day to remind ourselves that the pain and everything else is worth the price of my life. This doesn’t stop us feeling miserable occasionally but we will never look back and regret the decision to proceed with surgery.
I hope to be able to document my progress through recovery. My ability to do this is obviously hindered somewhat by the side effects of both surgery and the pain medications. I am also experiencing double vision as a result of bruising to the muscle/s behind my right eye. This bruising occurred when they were drilling into my skull close to the muscles and needs time to rest and recover. In the meantime, I have to wear an eye patch to get rid of the double vision or I get terribly dizzy and disoriented. The patch and slightly blurry vision in the right eye combined with a swollen eye makes reading, writing and even typing a bit challenging. So bear with me particularly in relation to typos and spelling errors.
By the way, it is really nice to still be here!