September 4, 2009

Deep Brain Stimulators and Punk Rock Hair

That is my theme for the day yesterday! :) Mom had her surgery yesterday to implant a new generator for her deep brain stimulators. This is the latest and greatest model that Medtronic has to offer so maybe Bionic Brain should be now added to the "theme". :) Mom, Dad, Steve, and I all arrived at the hospital in the wee hours of the morning (5 am anyone?) . . . She met with her doctors and nurses and then went in for surgery. She came through the surgery with flying colors (of course) with only a 6 inch incision on the right side of her head and another incision on her chest. This whole brain surgery thing is definitely not for sissys. With the betadine on her hair/sclap and blood from her incision she had streaks of red and yellow in her hair. A very punk rock look if you ask me. Kind of a rebel with a cause. They did turn her stimulator on very low, but by the time she got home she was moving better than she has been in months. Next week she gets her stimulator reprogrammed so stay tuned for more exciting updates. Thanks all for all the well wishes and positive thoughts!

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