December 18, 2011
Dayna’s second surgery was 12/16 at Georgetown University. The surgery was done by Dr. Ivica Ducic.
We were hoping for the best and so far so good! Like before, she was smiling in recovery and had no headache pain. Today, 48 hours after surgery, she is still feeling good. The incisions are starting to irritate her and she is having pain around them. But, the headache pain that she had had for over a year and a half finally seems to be gone.
December 29, 2011
Dayna is doing great! Her incisions are healing. She still has surgical pain but that is lessening each day.We returned home on 12/20 and spent the evening talking, laughing and playing cards. It was so nice! We have not been able to do that since the headaches began because Dayna spent most of her time in pain.
The recovery after the temporal surgery has been fairly quick compared to the first surgery. Her incisions are behind her hairline just above her ears and are about 1 1/4″ long. She had very slight bruising at the hairline. But, unless you know her, you would not have noticed it. The swelling was minimal.
Dayna is on her Christmas break and has been able to enjoy herself. Last year she was in the hospital on IV therapy for her headache. This is such a welcome change!
This is the best Christmas present any of us could have gotten. We got our daughter back!
I should mention that she has been accepted into the Pre-Pharmacy program at Purdue University. We are all very excited!