Today I had my staples removed!
What a great feeling, not painful at all although a bit red/tender afterwards.
Neurosurgeon is following up with a CAT scan in 4 weeks to see how things are "settling" into place.
Plan now is to have gamma knife in mid-October to kill any remaining tumor.
Still no post-op negative side effects. Hearing in tact, no facial issues, no ringing. Hoping all stays well!
I would say that before operation I was tired all the time and would sleep roughly 12 hours per day, never really feeling rested.
Now I sleep 5 hours and feel completely rested, so that is a bit of an adjustment.
Dr. thinks I've had this growing for 7-10 years. I tell all my friends that beat me in any sort of competition in the past few years that their win is void due to my tumor...it is a great excuse!
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. George Bovis, out of Chicago. Skilled, affable and confident!
The bills are now starting to come in, luckily we have BCBS with $2,000 deductible. I can't believe this ordeal could cost $400,000. That just seems crazy.
Best of luck to you in your journey. I only wish to provide encouragement to whomever is reading this.