Recovery Progress!

Well, we did get our miracle, and now I’ve been home for a couple days recovering and feeling better all the time!  I’m not in any pain, and the incision is healing slowly but well. In the discharge consult with Dr. Chu yesterday, he showed me the post-op scan and explained that he had decided to remove the rest of the right frontal lobe. Most of it was removed in 2008, but a significant portion of the lower half still remained, which is where this tumor was located. Rather than just remove the tumor and radiate the tumor bed as planned, he decided to remove the entire lobe and avoid radiation. These images show how radical the surgery really was…no frontal lobe remains!

The white area, most visible on the top scan, is a fluid-filled area that used to be the rest of my right frontal lobe. I guess it’s true that we really don’t use that much of our brain. 

I’ve also been “spackled!”  While he was able to preserve all of the prior prosthetics, to put them back in and smooth the edges, Dr. Chu’s team actually used what he compared to rebar and cement, and said to just think of it like “bone spackle.”  This has left me a bit lumpy in places, but I think it just adds character.  If I decide to repair any of it with plastic or cosmetic surgery, I’m certainly in the right place…”Beverly’s Best Boobs and Butts” is only about a mile away (not kidding), and I’m sure they could manage a quick facelift, probably while-you-wait. 

So I’m home, resting a lot, still on lots of meds, healing well, and scheduled for my final follow-up with Dr. Chu on the 21st, then flying home on the 22nd. We have been just overwhelmed by all your prayers and support…THANK YOU!!

~ by MichaelMoyles on December 17, 2016.

10 Responses to “Recovery Progress!”

  1. We have a prayer for the three of you. God is great!

  2. Such awesome news!!!!

  3. Totally blows my mind. Just absolutely overwhelmed.

  4. God is so good! Mike you are a miracle man! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Praise the Lord! God really does work miracles! Just wasn’t your time yet, Mike! He still wants you to do some more work on this earth! Continued prayers for you and the family, Cuz!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค•๐ŸŽ…

  6. Somehow, he manages to to more despite missing brain parts than most of us can accomplish with a “full deck.” WTG, BCB ! XO

  7. Praise God!! I love reading about how AMAZING our God is!!

  8. Awesome!! will keep praying for you guys!!!

  9. Seriously, Beverly’s Boobs and Butts?????? Have you lost it?? Is that for real????

    Insane and remarkable how much has been removed!!!

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