As of tomorrow I will be home from the hospital for one month. I am six weeks post-surgery for the first surgery and five weeks post-surgery for the second surgery. On the whole I think recovery has gone amazingly well… I look good, feel good most of the time, and am back to work nearly half-time this week. My incision areas are still a bit tender (I can’t run a comb all the way through my hair yet), I still get tired easily, and I carry a walking stick when I know I’m going to be on my feet for awhile, but otherwise things feel pretty good.
I think the biggest challenge right now is because things are going so well, everyone (myself included) is under the impression I’m further along recovery than I actually am… like I should be “all better”. It’s important for us all (myself included) to remember that six weeks post-brain-surgery is not a long time! When people ask I have to tell them: I’m only about 65% better… 100% is still down the road a ways. Please be patient. 😉
For those who haven’t heard the news, I also want to share that my father-in-law, Neil’s dad, passed away this past Friday. The viewing was on Sunday and the funeral Monday. Please keep his family in prayer, particularly his mother who is struggling with the loss of her husband of over 50 years.
Also please keep my family in prayer as my dad and two brothers (in Philly and NJ) are without power and heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Many thanks for your faithfulness in encouragement and prayer!