The Brain Surgery Experience
This Is The End
Soon I will go for a one-year follow-up MRI. Will the colloid cyst return? With only half of it removed I’ve been told that odds are I may need another surgery in my lifetime, maybe even in the next ten years. I’m hopeful that advances in endoscopic surgery will make another surgery even more successful if it has to be done.
Will I have another plastic surgery to improve the dent? Probably not. As more time goes by I’m slowly adapting to having yet another conversation piece on my body. Most people, doctors especially, notice the scar on my nose right away, and yet after having it for thirty years I almost never notice it. I’m sure thirty years hence the scar, screws, and dents on my head won’t bother me.
Between my shoulder and my head I have more than my share of titanium hardware. Some as the result of dumb luck and some from living an active lifestyle. When I consider these things and my various other injuries it seems that I break easily and often, and the older I get the more high-maintenance I become. That said, I wouldn’t change anything about my life even if I could. Struggling is good, and without it we would have no stories to tell.
Am I heavy duty? I don’t know. Some days are easier than others when it comes to hanging tough and living your life on purpose. No matter what you are made of everyone breaks down eventually. And before the big break down it’s important to keep on trying to do what’s important to you. If you can do that you can tell yourself and everyone else “I’m Heavy Duty.”