Two-Week Status

Head Status: I’m not experiencing any major headaches. I can get a little dizzy quite easily still and need to make sure I don’t move or bend down too quickly. The incision is healing slowly but surely. No major black and blue areas any more, but the skin on my skull feels “weird” for lack of a better word. Touching the skin on my skull on left side and behind ear feels numb still…almost like I had hair implants on each individual follicle. That’s the best way I can describe it. It doesn’t hurt per say, just feels strange. I’m not sure how long it will take that feeling to go away. There is still some tenderness around the incision and I expect that to continue until it has all healed. I thought my jaw was feeling better until I went to eat a PB&J sandwich and opening my mouth that wide hurt quite a bit still.

Stamina Status: I am trying to walk a little more each day, but if I start out with too much momentum, I poop out and have to stop and sit. Get shaky and wobbly. I know that will improve with time. I’m trying to drink a lot more water and eat more fiber. Thankfully, the sciatic pain In my lower back has improved significantly and I’ve been able to sleep at night.

Reading/Writing Status: Reading a lot is still slow going, but coming along. It tires my brain out to concentrate so much, but it’s getting easier. Shorter snippets at this point. Writing in my blog is easier because I’m typing, not reading. I know that probably doesn’t make sense to anyone. And I write the blog entries throughout the day, not all at once.

Overall: I’m listening to my body, because I can afford to right now while I am not working. When I’m overly tired, I go lay down. Even if I don’t sleep, that rest with my eyes closed is very important.