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RE: [IPk] Latest news after my brain operation



Hi John


Good to see you back on the list.  I am sorry to hear about the epilepsy and
the driving;-((((  I hope that there will be a further recovery and you
short term memory improves.

Anyway Great to see you back.


Jackie
Mum of Sasha

> Hi everyone -
>
> Well, before you forget who I ever was... I finally got out of hospital
> last week, 6 weeks after I was admitted with strong headaches,
> which turned
> out to be caused by a large brain tumour. They finally cut my head open,
> took out the tumour and packed me off to a rehabilitation clinic where
> after 3 weeks I was finally allowed home.
>
> My health is now much better. Sadly I now officially have epilepsy having
> had a major fit shortly after the op. So I can't drive, and I can't ride a
> bike on the public highway either under German law which I will find very
> restrictive. There we are. I will be checked in 6 months to see if the
> epilepsy is still there. And I have some short term memory loss - which I
> gather is quite normal as you age. I managed to ring my sister
> for a chat -
> only to discover I'd rung her an hour earlier for a chat!!! And I have a
> stupendous scar across my scalp from left ear to right eyebrow: I shall
> need patience waiting for the hair to regrow over the scar.
>
> On the diabetes/pump front, the clinic took me off my pump as they weren't
> experienced with its use. Since my life was in their hands, I was happy to
> do what they wanted. After a week I was put onto one of these intravenous
> drip thingies, which delivers insulin directly into a vein. I started
> fiddling with the settings as I was convinced it wasn't set properly. This
> alarmed the staff greatly, who promptly disconnected me and put me back on
> injections. Shucks.
>
> In the meantime, my 507 pump - no longer being used - packed up and has
> been sent in for repairs, and MiniMed jumped in with a replacement 508,
> which I am now using on a free 2 month trial. I've also seen the local
> Disetronic rep, who showed me the new DTRON-plus which looks fairly
> impressive. I will try that when the MiniMed pump trial runs out.
>
> In the meantime I'm mooching around at home - my wife is away a lot with
> her work, and I have to care for our 2 year old son...
>
> Best wishes -
>
> John
>
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