Has anyone here had brain surgery? I need to know what to expect
I have a large 3.5cm benign bone tumor in my skull just above my left eye, and I may have to have a craniotomy to remove it, and a plate put in my skull. I don't absolutely have to have it done, but I have been living with a continuous pressure headache for years. I am worried about the uncertainties such as what to expect when I wake up, how much pain, will I be delirious the first day or 2 or will i be able to interact meaningfully with my family? Also, I am worried about recovering at home and how long that will take...I am worried because I live alone and although my girlfriend promised to put everything on hold for 2 weeks to stay with me, I am worried about a long and complicated recovery. Basically I am scared of the unknown.
Last edited by keecat; 04-23-2012 at 11:13 AM.