Thank you Phyl, I'm still
having fun with the HL look. Notice my tweaked nose in the mask photo?
The mask itself never irritated, not even my mustache. For Thursday and Friday, we removed the bubble-wrap padding from the cradle (you can see it in the group picture) to give me a little
more room and it seemed to help a lot. The result was some slight irritation on the back of my head near the end of the session.
Connie, I don't remember being introduced to the robot by name. I also don't remember being introduced to another valuable member of the team who is on the right in this
picture (note to Stanford folks who are reading this and are always looking for ways to improve - I found it extremely valuable to receive a business card from everyone
with whom I worked or who worked with/on me. I might not have remembered their name after I was introduced, but having the card allowed me to go back and reintroduce myself to him/her):
I didn't know there were two machines. The building I was in was across the street from the parking structure. It's where the Burrito-mobile parked out front in the morning. Did you try one of those? We were pretty tired of RCI breakfast by Friday morning so I got a breakfast burrito - it was definitely worth the $4.50.
Anyway, I don't think Dr. Gibbs told me anything Thursday morning that would be generally helpful to all. It was more clearing up and filling in information and some residual confusion I had that led me to ask Dr. Lieberson some questions that morning before my session. Probably one of the more valuable things I took away was that of all the stories we hear and read, we're all going to have our own experiences. It all comes full circle to what we learned when we first found this forum: that everyone's AN is unique and the path we choose (and the results of that choice) is ours alone. The strength of this forum, to me anyway, is that even though I'm on my own path, I don't have to feel
alone. I thank everyone here for that.
Maureen, my hope was that I might help someone in their apprehension about this process, to give them a day-by-day account of my experiences (at least on the table) so they would know what to expect - and maybe take that
element of fear away. So thank you.
Finally, it's Monday - I had my 3rd CK session last Friday (3 days ago). I was pretty tired Saturday so I just zoned out watching mindless TV, did some computer work Sunday but woke up this morning with a really weird head. Doc, is this what you call "Wonky Head"? or is that the name you give your AN? Because from the moment I awoke, Wonky Head
is exactly what I felt like.
Ok, so talk to you all soon,