Any personality changes?

A chip off the ol' block.


I was kept in the hospital for several days after my brain surgery. After I was discharged I had to come back about ten days later to have my staples removed. From ear to ear across the top of my head there were 44 metal staples keeping my head together. Sounds horrible, I know, but actually the removal didn't hurt at all.


Something I have learned is that doctors have their nurses and physician's assistants come in first and do all of their dirty work. Then once my nose has been scoped, or my staples have been removed they swing into the room like a superhero. Only, instead of a cape and a utility belt they have pristine white coats and a stethoscopes.


True to form, when my Neurosurgeon came into the room he announced how much of a success the surgery was and that my post-surgical MRI came back totally clear. He of course asks his usually round of questions, “Are you in any pain? Experiencing any dizziness? Having trouble with your memory? Etc...” I answer 'no' to all, and report that I feel surprisingly well.


He then directs his attention to my father. “Mr. Busch, let me ask you have noticed anything different about her? Any personality changes? Mood swings?” My father takes a minute. He is sitting forward in his chair with his elbows on his knees. I watch him carefully, curious about his insight on the matter. He looks at the ground, takes a deep breath.


“Unfortunately, no. She is exactly the same.”

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05.11 | 16:12

I am so sorry you had to experience this, Becky. But one thing no stinking fire can take away from you is this: You're an awesome writer. Keep on producing!!

15.04 | 16:00

You are the first person that I have heard from that has this bugger! feel free to reach out to me in the contact me section. Limited response in this section

15.04 | 03:48

Wow. IHow are you doing with the Teratocarcinosarcoma. I was diagnosed with it last September.

15.11 | 18:32

Wow! What an inspirational story! I hope that you continue to share. And for those that don't get it. Try and fit in her shoes one day.