Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

11.14.2014

Just One Week: WOW

Thursday

Out for a tasty breakfast with my sister, her daughter Maritza and our nephew Stu. We are celebrating Gay's miraculous recovery. Just seven day ago she was laying on an operating table with Dr. Stiner, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, carving out a lemon size tumor out of her brain.





11.08.2014

A Splendid Recovery Continues

Friday

Off to the tunnel of claustrophobia. My sister is very claustrophobic and needs drugs to get into tight spaces. The good news is the MRI shows every thing is OK.




















Twenty four hours after surgery Gay is walking and talking. This is wonderful. Now, can she talk and chew gum at the same time??

Taking a lap and showing off the latest Kaiser fashion.

Saturday




















All smiles and heading home. The doctor says she can shower and even wash her hair. Boy will that feel good.

Hence forth, she shall be known as zipper head
They did not shave her head. Dr. Stiner calls this the hollywood cut.

Life is better at home, especially with jammies that cover your derriere.

We are all sooo happy that the operation went so well. Our deepest thanks to all that helped with their prayers.

11.07.2014

Great Outcome

Dr. Stiner is all smiles. The lemon size tumor discovered in August is out, without any complications. Smiles all around as we jettison our tension and anxiety.


Gay's daughter Maritza elated over the successful surgery.

Recovery is going well. The tumor was pressing against the speech center in the left temporal lobe. One concern was that speech might be affect. Being verbal within hours has put that fear to rest. Gay continues to be very verbal and engaging with everyone. 

11.05.2014

But It is ..... Brain Surgery

Tomorrow is the big day. My sister will have surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. The surgeon has done hundreds of these extractions, but even with his reassurance of a positive outcome, our anxiety grows each day. 
She has been getting things in order:
Lesson plans for the sub
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Will up to date
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Advanced directive competed
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Pedicure
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Manicure
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Hair done
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Facial
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One must look good while having their skull breached.