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I just realized that I never got around to posting some of my post-op pictures, so here I go!



Post-Op w/ stitches:


Post-Op stitches out:


Post-Op X-Ray:


For those of you new on my flist (most of you!) that have no idea why I had crazy surgery, I'll tell a long story short:

My spine wasn't strong enough to hold up my skull and my brainstem was being compressed. This led to me being very ill, bedridden for about 8 months in what should have been my freshmen year of high school and then homebound for almost another 2 years. I had surgery in May 2007 where they patched up a couple tears in my skull (the base of which was apparently paper-thin from spinal fluid pressure and erosion =o), extracted my skull, fused my top 5 vertebrae, and implanted titanium rods and a cradle to keep my skull from sinking again. The surgery improved basically 90% of my symptoms so I was able to take an art class during my senior year, took my SATs and ACTs, got my GED, and applied to George Mason University, where I am currently an upcoming sophomore!



Yay! Anyone else have crazy scar pictures?
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