What a long strange trip it's been...
In basically 24 hours time I have gone from an overstimulated, totally unsure, anxiety riddled train wreck of a man to cool, calm, collected and focused man.. a lean, mean killing machine with a target about 1cm x 1cm x 2cm on the left side of my brain (I used to bullseye whomprats in my T-16 back home and they're not much bigger!) I am the tumornator and me and my boys are coming for you ya little booger.. no more free rides!
I finally know the score and have the game-plan in hand and I'm moving with a purpose. We don't mess around over here. Surgery has been scheduled for just over 3 weeks away (Feb 24th!) Dr's Wiet and Kazan will be using the Translab approach to gain access for the ultimate eviction.. and I say good riddance!
I'm only mildly nervous about the whole thing, I'm a bit of a seasoned vet when it comes to this sort of thing.. I only have 3 weeks to say goodbye to the hearing on my left side.. to enjoy things like stereophonic sound, understanding what the drive thru kid is saying and walking around without hitting things.. usually anyway. (I never mentioned graceful in my list of qualities for a reason!).
I have to agree with many others that getting to the plan of attack is the hardest part.. it's all gravy from here on out and I'm happy as one can be to get it on, get it over with and move on with my life. I am told that they can rebuild me, make me stronger, faster and more noticeable to airport security checkpoints everywhere! I'll be having my BAHA hardware fitted as soon as they will permit it to be done.. if only they could find a way to make the processor translate Spanish I would be the ultimate machine
Wish me luck!
And for you folks who are still deciding on treatment, be sure to do you due diligence but don't dilly dally because the weight that is lifted when you finally have a plan of attack is worth it!
Thank you to you all for the valuable information, insight and support you provide with just a few strokes on a keyboard somewhere in the world.. you are all truly amazing people!