The after effects...
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!
3/13/2012 11:25:14 pm
trippy! I wonder if it could be kind of useful to hear things differently for a while. I'm curious what exact part of the brain it was removed from and what that part controls? COuld it be cell phone use that triggered the growth? or was it not positioned for that? and anyway I'm not entirely convinced of cell phone radiation yet, but who knows.....
3/14/2012 03:06:57 am
after Wendy' brain surgery she was given a free hair styling by a stylist who had also had head surgery! (after the staples were removed!)
3/14/2012 09:02:02 am
Kevin! I am so glad to hear everything went well. I was thinking about you and didn't know about your blog until now. Hopefully your hearing is just temporary and everything goes back to normal. You are such an awesome guy and i hope you continue to recover nicely.
5/3/2012 11:35:02 pm
Thinking of you, Kevin, and wishing you strength to get through this.
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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.