So it’s me again. This is Brad.
I think I’m improving at a pretty steady rate, though the tinnitus is constant, loud, and sometimes I get an oscillopsia effect with it where the walls seem to pulse. Also, there is is some spinning vertigo when I transition to fast. Things seem to be worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on.
Dr. Wiet is going to visit me tomorrow around 1, and hopefully I’ll be released. Dressing is supposed to come off today. He has such an incredible reputation here, and I can tell you, as a guy who has been some kind of sick most of his life, he is the kindest, most gentle and reassuring doctor I’ve ever encountered. I had a pre-craniotomy “moment” in pre-op, and he held his hand on my shoulder the entire time we spoke. If you are suffering from SCDS and can get to Chicago, he should be your man.
My wife, my mom, our friend Kevin — it’s been nonstop work for them keeping life working for the kids and me, and I’m so grateful.
I shaved my face today. I can walk easier. But my muscles are tight and my feet hurt from being in bed so much, which adds a bit to the instability.
I took two tylenol yesterday, but the pain is no real issue at all. Just dealing with finding equilibrium and the noise in my head have been the biggest challenge. Will post pictures later.
It’s all going as well as can be expected. The nurses and PT staff are working me as hard as they can.