I never, ever remember that I had a brain aneurysm coiled a few yrs ago, but I just found this…
I can now officially say that I have a sparkly brain! On Wednesday I had my brain aneurysm “coiled” with platinum – so swanky! The surgery went smoothly, for which I’m very grateful. But My God Almighty, I have never experienced headaches like that. I spent the night riding waves of intense nausea mixed with the most brutal pain.
As with all my medical experiences, it had an absurd, comical side to it: the patient next to me had a visitor, (dressed head-to-toe in bedazzled splendour), who was blasting Celine Dion while performing a weird interpretive dance (in an ICU-type recovery room). And no, I’m not exaggerating.
The doctors wrote me a prescription for Percocet to help with the headaches and I was paranoid that I would become addicted. That I would end up like Nurse Jackie, doing anything to secure my next high. Once home though the drugs were a godsend and I spent most of the day dreaming of Iron Maiden – who were dressed like Wizards – flying through the sky!
(Author’s Note: A special thanks goes out to my cancer! Had I not been in the hospital being treated for Mesothelioma – where I ended up with “Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome” after a bad reaction to a drug – I never would have had my brain scanned and my aneurysm would have gone untreated. So thank you Mesothelioma!)