NOVEMBER 6, 2012
So, the difficult first surgery was done and Carla
commented on the idea of a second surgery
Piece of cake…right?
Unfortunately for Carla, this second surgery was
within a week as almost an afterthought.
every bit the challenge as the first. It left her with
Now that the leads were safely in her brain, they
two more head wounds and a chest incision just
needed to implant the neurostimulator in her
below the collarbone.
chest and connect the dots. The leads from her
neck had to be “snaked” down the back of her
head, through the side of her neck and directly
into the stimulator.
If you were thinking that the staples in the head
made a comfortable sleeping position almost
impossible, you would be right. Not to mention
that the sensation post recovery that Carla
Geez. It sounds more like plumbing than
described was someone desperately tugging on
neuroscience. And separately, hasn’t this lady
been though enough?
I asked how she didn’t get discouraged through
According to Carla, this second surgery really
these trying weeks and she just said that she
threw her for a loop. She thought she could
kept her eyes on the prize. She is determined,
handle anything after the brain surgery. Plus she
that’s for sure.
got to sleep through this one.
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