Friday, October 2, 2009

Back to Chicago

I've been complaining that the wire in right side of my neck is too tight from the beginning, and I had planned to have it lengthened sometime this fall, probably in November, but it turns out I'm getting it done next Saturday, October 10. About 2 weeks ago I was feeling around on my head, now that the swelling is totally gone, and found that there is a bit of wire sticking out of my head where the connector is on the right, just above my ear. I'm not 100% sure it's wire but I'm not sure what else it would be. I asked my husband to look at it, he even got out a magnifying glass, and said he couldn't tell, it's too small. So I can just feel it, not see it. It doesn't hurt, but if you run your hand over it, it feels different from hair...stiffer, thicker. Kind of like when you have a splinter in your hand, and you can't see it but you can feel it...that's what it's like. I also actually have the same thing on the left side of my head, but not on the connector. That one is just randomly by the crown of my head, but it's right where a wire is so that's why I'm pretty sure they are bits of wire sticking out.

Anyway, I called the doctor and was told to get in there ASAP because if there is wire sticking out, then that means there is an opening in your skin, which makes you much more susceptible to infection. And if this thing gets infected, the whole stimulator has to come out and I have to wait a minimum of 3 months to have another put in. So I figured making the trip to Chicago was worth it!

I'm flying out Thursday evening after work. I have an appointment at 9am to have this all looked at, then they've scheduled me for surgery Saturday morning. It should be pretty minor, I'm really not worried. (It's kind of sad when surgery becomes "no big deal.") Then I hope to fly home Monday. Unless there are complications, or they have to do something drastic to fix the wires in my head, I think that should work out just fine.

On the bright side, I get to see my family, my best friend, and probably eat some sushi!

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about the wires, sounds ouchy. Good luck on the operation hope it fixes the flexibility issue!