A New Year (1/6/10)

It has been 5 days since the end of 2009.

It has been 18 days since they operated on my brain.

All things considered I’m feeling pretty good.  I have been hibernating at my parents house in the SF Bay area since I was released two weeks ago and recovery has followed the discharge sheet provided by UCLA with two notable exceptions.

Both involved emergency rooms.

My first run in with the ER occurred the night after I was released.  While I was at UCLA I started to get a rash on my left cheek that seemed to be a reaction to the medical tape they used on me while I was under the knife.  At the time of discharge they told me to head to the ER if my eye started swelling or the rash got any worse.  At 3 am I woke up to both of the previous symptoms having happened and headed back over the hill–Westwood sure is lovely in the wee hours of the morning.  After 4 hours I was released with a few more creams and a healthy dosing of Benadryl.