So I have been having the headaches and swelling for the past 2 weeks. At the urging of family I finally called Dr B last week then saw him on Friday. Of course when I went to his office there was pain but no actual swelling.
I had a CT Scan yesterday and we are waiting for the Doc to call me with the report. Hopefully I am just being sensitive and it is nerves rejuvenating.
I would say that at almost 2 months since surgery, I am healing well, with the exception of the above pain and swelling, I only have:
scalp numbness –
feels funny when you wash your hair
itchy scalp –
where the incision is, and where the scalp was peeled from the skull, mostly at night.
shooting (manageable) pain –
it think this is from the nerves re firing.
Small CSF Leak –
There is the major concern on my part, about still having a small CSF leak still. Every morning, midday I smell the csf, I think I actually have a moist nose but no actual dripping of fluid from the nose. I pray I am wrong on this.
No smell and little taste –
I can taste mint and lemon (faintly). Spicy sauces like A1 steak sauce. It think it is the vinegar. Smelling is totally off almost metallic, I had some fresh coffee grounds (one of my favorite smells) and tested the right side, no sense of smell, then I tested left side and it was so metallic smelling it hurt.
Blind in the right eye –
I am driving again, and sometimes I even forget I’m blind in one eye.
Bright side update –
I now have more energy!
I spoke to a buddy of ours who had a traumatic event years ago, where he lost his right eye. It came right out of the socket, I will spare you the details however, I would recommend you always wear eye protection when cast fishing. Anyways, he said to expect about 2 years before you do not even notice that you are missing your eye.
I did get a copy of the ct scan and when i got home i spent about 1 hour looking at the scans. While I have no idea what they say about my pain and swelling, you can see the Surgical repair site, and it appears that I have some air still in the front area, just guessing. I will have questions for the surgeons next time I speak to them about what I see with the repair, so I understand it when looking at future CT Scans. Again radiology fascinates me.
Well I will update everyone after I hear from the doc. I have to start packing up the house, slowly but surely I will get this house decrapified, and ready for the movers. Yard sale is August 10th. Moving by the 15th.