A Brief (I Hope) Absence

on March 17, 2014

Photo on 3-17-14 at 1.22 PMEven though the surgery won’t be until tomorrow afternoon, they have me all prepped. Those funky dots are some sort of MRI positioning indicators–I’m not sure what their precise function is, but they have to do with increasing the surgeons’ already incredible accuracy.

The doctor is extremely hopeful my brain won’t be too much the worse for wear when he is finished. The good news out of extensive MRI testing is the tumor is located a bit further away from critical speech centers, reducing the risks of damage. If all goes well, I should be home by the end of the week, though I figure it will take a while for my brain to clear before I can do any truly useful work.

Meanwhile, I have nothing but the deepest gratitude for the kind words from dozens of friends. And nothing but the highest praise for everyone at Johns Hopkins Hospital, truly one of the world’s greatest medical institutions.

Keep track of my progress on Facebook, and I’ll be back soon.