Apologies for the delay.
Hi all! I updated the hairstory slideshow with some pictures from the "lost years". One of them's pretty gruesome, so be careful. Two of them are not really me.
My skull is healing in earnest. So it hurts more than it used to, at least more than it did since when I figured I was ok to stop the prescription pain meds. I've been able to get by with advil, but the other day I did take a half of one of the pain pills. I've been trying to lay low and it's been backfiring. I've been getting out of the house a little too much. So, tonight I'm staying in. In good news: My sleep last night was as close to normal as I've had since the surgery. I slept for 4 hours, then up for about 45 minutes playing guitar, then down for another 4 hours, then a false start at getting up which procured another two hours of sleep for me. Apparently I'm not behaving myself.
I've been trying to help with the April 7th fundraiser, since it's right around the corner. I was feeling the cabin fever pretty hard the other day when it was nice and sunny, so I went to some music stores that like and wanted to mention that two of the silent auction items came from Normandy Guitars in Salem, OR. Jim, the CEO and president donated some sweet bling (a beanie with strings and a cool t-shirt). I also went to my friends in McMinnvile at Double D Music on Third Street by the bike store.
If you have stuff, services, etc. that you'd like to donate for the auction, please click the contact form in the upper right of this page. You can either email me with questions or you can call the phone number that's at the bottom of the page. Again, if you want to help but haven't much in the way of resources, poster plastering is always helpful. Here is the information sheet about what the benefit is for. And, here is the pdf of the flyer for the show. I've also put an event on facebook out if you want to spread the word that way. This should be a great time for everyone involved.
Again, it's impossible to adequately express my gratitude in words. The amount of support I've gotten from people has been wonderful and profound. Thank you. >---HUGS---<
4/2/2012 04:17:14 am
I just rresponded on the last blog, not this one, so check that one out. Sorry for the mistake! However, I went thru all the blog comments, and found the 3/14 one that you talked about changed hearing. That is common after surgery, but slowly returns to normal. For some odd reason, after bothering the brain, the ear channels are affected, and will react. Mine was like I was underwater and I couldn't hear well at all. But, it takes a little time and patience, and your hearing will return to normal. And, again, don't be afraid to take something stronger than Advil for that break thru pain when it happens. Its okay, because where there is pain, the prescription pills work better. You won't need them all the time, so take them only for the break through times -- they get fewer and fewer as healing and time passes, but they do happen. You are doing well, now go lay down and feet up for a few minutes! Smile, times are getting better, and Spring is here. You've made it through a tough winter -- be proud of yourself!
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It's me, Kevin, but with a brain tumor. Disclaimer: I have a very dry and twisted sense of humor. This is a scary situation. The jokes ("tumor humor") could be a little dark from time to time. I intend to keep this rather interesting for you, but if I get a "how could you SAY that?!?" response from you, know it's just, well, I hesitate to use "gallows" humor, but I don't have better phrase for it. Enjoy, and thanks for your support through this time.