Surgery Date is Set

Yesterday I heard from Dr. Wiet’s surgery scheduler. Because he needs to to perform the operation in tandem with a neurosurgeon, scheduling can be tricky — but we finally have a date: February 12, 2014: I’ll check in at 5:00 AM, the Surgery will begin at 7:00 AM, and it will likely take four hours.

It’s a funny feeling. You search desperately for answers for so long, then suddenly you have an answer and hard date when the issue will hopefully be resolved. There’s relief and excitement, but also a good bit of worry with the understanding that this all just got real. A craniotomy.  Dr. Kazan is the neurosurgeon who will be working with Dr. Wiet, and I’ll visit with him soon.

I’ve decided to try exercising again. I can’t do nearly what I used to do, but I figure the better shape I’m in before surgery, the faster I’ll recover afterward. The valium helps to manage my dizziness, and if I lay still for a while after riding my exercise bike, the pressure subsides in a few minutes. I can do about twenty minutes now at very low intensity. Better than nothing!

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3 thoughts on “Surgery Date is Set

  1. A. Kidd

    Well written. I am still recovering after two surgeries in one year. Have found I also have Eagle’s syndrome and possible cranial fluid seep. Hahhah oh my

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    1. Brad Post author

      Hang in there and keep me updated. This is a messy proposition no matter what you have going on! I hope it improves for you soon. Thanks for following the blog.

      Reply
  2. A. Kidd

    How did your surgery go? I have actually gone 6 months without something serious needing to be fixed in my head..

    Reply

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