Friday, November 2, 2012
One month post op
I cannot believe it has been a month since my surgery! I must say that it has been life changing in many ways. My husband and I brought our youngest daughter on a field trip to a pumpkin patch last week and we had SO much fun! I probably irritated them by constantly making the remark that my head did not hurt! It was just so surreal to me. I have not done anything fun like that without the constant stabbing pain every second and it is a completely different feeling. We also went trick or treating with some dear friends of ours on Halloween and we had a blast! I am so excited about going places and doing things I did not feel like doing for years. I am still being careful though because I do not want to do anything to cause my leads to move. I did have a little incident where my daughter went a little nutty and it was just me and her so I had to pick her up to make her get in the car. I am hoping that everything is ok. Now on certain settings with the stim I have started getting uncomfortable stimulation in my nose. Yep, it feels really weird like when your hand falls asleep. I hope that the lead in my cheek did not move around and change position. My followup with my surgeon is in a couple of weeks so I will ask him then. I think I am going to ask my St. Jude rep to make me a couple of more programs too. I am back working part time also and love being back to work. It is so different now sitting and working without saying "My head is killing me!"