Saturday, November 17, 2007

me now





it's so funny because people expect me to have a shaved head but instead i look normal. out in the world they have no idea that i just had brain surgery. this is what my scar looks like now. they managed to shave my head in a way that covers the scar right up. in a way it feels very weird to go through effort to show this when it still feels so obvious inside of me. weird for 3.5 weeks after this surgery to look like a normal version of me.

the only difference right now is that i can't move my left eyebrow up, or my forehead (like i've had botox). that may come back they say. i wonder how different this experience would be if they still shaved everyone's heads like they did a few years ago. i think i'd be in shock.

The 33 Staples (that are now out)


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Andrea at home!

Stephanie talks with Andrea at home:

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I'm almost back!

I can finally say I am almost back. This is amazing. No more drugs, exercise walking every day, and I am feeling ready to get back to work next week.

Just amazing to finally feel like myself again.
It was a hard couple weeks after the surgery but then all of a sudden I am quickly returning to myself each day.
My staples were removed yesterday and tomorrow I get to wash my hair!! That will take a lot of time and I have two friends coming over to condition and comb my hair out. I don't know if we'll be able to finish that in one evening.

I am feeling very lucky and in good shape. I'm starting to feel how lucky/grateful/blessed that I am.

Talk soon,
Andrea