Today is 4 weeks post surgery! I am not going to sugar coat it…I have been on a rough ride. But nothing I can’t handle! Honestly, I don’t think it is the actual surgery giving me a hard time, I think it is the anti-seizure med (keppra) that I was put on. I never had a seizure before or after surgery, but it is used preventatively. I have been on it since day 1 and it has made me an angry person! Very low tolerance, mean, aggressive…ect! I just called my surgeon today (waiting for a call back) to see if I can start weaning off.
Other then that, my incision is looking very good, rarely have headaches, walking and caring for my family again. I am having a hard time sleeping though, which is odd, since the keppra makes me drowsy! I am also waking up recently with some swelling around my eyes. I am sleeping with my head propped up, so I am unsure as to why 1 month after surgery I would be experiencing this…but it is on my list as well when the doc calls me back!
I am longing for the day I can drive again! I know it may sound a bit selfish, but I am so sick of depending on other people to drive me around. And shockingly, I really miss work!
Thank you all for the support!