9 days to go until I have brain surgery
12 days until my laser ablation surgery!
Hello Everyone, in one month I will be going back in for more brain surgery, yes, yet again. (My poor little brain but it’s a tough little cookie.)
Basically what will happen is: I will be going in early in the morning for Laser Ablation Surgery. I will be asleep for hours on an MRI machine face down while it bangs away. I will also have more of my head shaved, I am kind of getting use to this, I will have a hole drilled into it, so a laser can sear or ablate that small piece of brain tissue about an inch in diameter, soI was told. We shall see how this goes. It should be able a 6-7 hour surgery, maybe it will be shorter. I will have two of the best brain surgeons at Yale doing my surgery, I’m not worried. Hopefully this surgery will help me, and if it doesn’t have enough affect that we want, I will the Neuropace put in. Always have a plan B.
Got a call from one of my doctor's yesterday regarding the date of my first procedures/brain surgery/testing, whatever you would like to call it. (There will be this one and then a final sometime in January)
It will be on October 30th!
Sadly the day before Halloween, my favorite holiday . But I am happy everything is going as planned!
Wish me luck!
5 Days At Yale
Hello, I am out and I am safe back at home. I had a nice 5 days at up at Yale New Haven Hospital. The food is still as good as I remember, I know recall that I hate that I'm not allowed to leave my bed without permission because its set to go off via alarm if I set foot off of it, but otherwise I had a good stay. I had 4 seizures, otherwise known as data. Not fun, and very tiring but that is what I was their for and hey i got to drink coffee! The bottom line I got from the end of my visit at the end of my visit at the hospital was that they would be able to do some type of surgery, not sure what type but that there would be some type of improvement in my life when it comes to my seizures.
Almost September (Fall Is Here!)
There is less then 13 days left of August. Don't get me wrong I love summer but I love Fall and I count September 1st as the beginning of Fall. I mean the weather today in NJ was perfect! Not to cold not hot. I would be dancing around if I wasn't still so sluggish from the hospital still. For me September meals Fall and Fall meals new styles of cooking, fall scented candles, new home decor, new styles of clothing...I fulling embrace fall, can you tell? And September so close i was to share one of my favorite recipes with you. I got it from one of my favorite YouTubers, Kalyn Nicholson. Kalyn got it off the great allergy friendly website theprettybee.com
I am in love with the Vegan Chocolate-Pumpkin Swirl Loaf Cake Recipe in Kalyn's video. It is not a hard recipe to follow, I have made it myself at least a dozen times and a favorite of my boyfriend who has numerous food allergies. I Hope you all enjoy this recipe and others on the pretty bee as much as I do! The next few weeks/months I will post from time to time Recipes/pictures of my creations of other favorite recipes for this fall!
Last week, Mom, Chris and I drove from NJ to New Haven, CT for my first appointment up at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). We went to talk shop with Yale Epilepsy and make a plan for the next few months before my surgery. I even got to see Dr. Spencer, the neurosurgeon who operated on me 10 years ago and some of his team who I consider family. While we were there of course me and my trusty Google Pixel 2 XL snapped some pictures in the car while my mom was driving. By the end of the appoint me we had come up with a clear plan and as of today we even have a date that we will start all of the testing, August 15! So soon.