Brain Update

Due to continuing headaches, I was prescribed a second round of steroids. I’m on day three of the second round and I’m still battling some crazy piercing headaches, like needles stabbing through my brain. I’ve been trying to wean myself off of the painkillers, since I was almost out of them, but they just prescribed another round.

The neurosurgeon told me I would be dealing with headaches, but I don’t think it’s typical that they persist this long after the procedure.

I’m really starting to feel weird about not leaving the house in two weeks. I’ve been reading a lot of books and comics, when I’m able to concentrate long enough. I’ve also gotten caught up on Dr. Who. Galifrey Lives!

Don’t tell HR, but I’ve been helping my coworkers a little bit via email. Twitter and Facebook are also helping me not feel totally isolated from the world. I’m hoping I’ll be able to rejoin society soon!

I want to thank Maura and my mom and everyone that’s brought treats by for keeping me from gnawing on table legs; the steroids make me ravenous. I’m sure I’ll have gained about 20lbs by the time I’m feeling better.

2 thoughts on “Brain Update”

  1. Jake, I had no idea you were going through all of this. Please ignore my latest letter about my website. It is fine as it is.
    Here’s wishing you all the best–especially for the headaches to subside and for you to venture out into this somewhat cool and belated spring.
    You take care and get back to 100%.

    1. Bill,

      Thank you. I’ve been meaning to email you. I’ve obviously been a little out of commission. I’ll be in touch soon.


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