One of my biggest concerns going into the surgery was how my brain (my interface with the external world) would be after the surgery. Now that I'm six days out of the surgery itself and I can finally type fairly accurately again, here's some stuff I notice:
My hearing is different. When I listen to stuff I've been working on in the recording situation, it just sounds different and I am at an unusual spot where I don't have adjectives to describe it. It's not bad, just different. I think it's why my guitar playing feels different also. I expect to hear one thing when I do this other with my fingers and I hear something slightly different. It'll just take a little getting used to. Maybe after I'm healed up I'll get a hearing test and see if I've lost some high frequencies. My friend who went through this said that she lost a little on the top of her audio spectrum.
The other being the hair. My head is half shaven, but the per the doctor, I was warned. ;) I'm going to try to get it symmetrical as soon as possible.
Thanks again to everyone who is commenting and offering support. I really do appreciate it. I read every comment and it really does help. Thanks!
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.