Monday, September 20, 2010

The walk

I did it.

I walked A home from school. I'm totally exhausted.

I was worried that A would be embarrassed by my cane, but he had his sweet smile when he saw me. So sweet.

Monday, September 13, 2010


One of the specialists we saw last week was looking over the notes about my stroke and said, "I see you had a craniotomy."


I know that I had brain surgery, but I didn't realize that it's called a craniotomy. The image that comes to mind for me is a slightly unbalanced Victorian surgeon, indulging his curiosity by drilling holes willy-nilly in his patient's skull (apologies to the fabulous Dr. Tierney).

I'm sure this procedure has come a long way since the Victorian times, especially at MGH. Still, I'm glad that I wasn't awake during the operation.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Two weeks ago I had a seizure.

When I came to, I first thought that the nightmare happened again: another stroke. Fortunately, it was only a blip. But the anti-seizure meds have been slowing me down, and I'm still not back to normal.

Now our plans are up in the air. We thought that I could handle caring for the kids, but we're not so sure now. We think A could handle calling 911 if I had another seizure, but it's a lot to ask a 8-year-old.