Nov 4, 2014
(Started Nov 04, 2014)
A little hard to take
Advice & Tips:
A month on from surgery, and I'm so happy with the result. Entirely untroubled by any form of seizure, the 'Mild Cognitive Impairment' was melting away and I feel ready to actually get back into the 'day job' (video editing) though I'm not actually going to did that yet.
The very short term memory thing (what appears to be an intense form of 'Midde Age Memory Lapse) was still present, but I'm learning a lot of tips and tricks with meticulous note taking, list making and thorough planning. I find that anything new that needs to be remembered needs a 'tickle' two to three minutes later, otherwise it's forgotten. Not just facts, I'll forget to tell my wife that I'm off somewhere if I suddenly realise I need to leave 'now'.
I can also be stumped for 'the mot juste', the perfect word, or even my own mobile number (which I've had for 15 years), but I get there in the end. Nobody has noticed any speech impairment - but I have. I know I've lost enough to put an end to my voice over work (I used to did voice overs for pharmaceutical marketing material). Maybe. We'll see. Maybe I just need to practice? Brain plasticity?
The scar's healed very well and very quickly. I had some odd sensations a bit like 'Space Candy' - a sort of occasional popping sensation/sound in the head around the scar area. This was fluid settling itself, nothing to be worried about, and stopped within a week or two.
Very little pain to speak of. Nothing that the occasional paracetamol or two can't squash. In the first couple of weeks, Codeine was needed at night, but I have moved on since then (and the bowels were happy about that).