Sunday, August 29, 2010

Neuro Follow-up Tomorrow

Tomorrow promises to be a long, hot day.  Mum and I are headed back to Toronto Western Hospital to see Dr. Gentili for my posterior fossa decompression surgery follow-up.  
We fly out at 7 am and arrive around 9.  I planned out our day sort of.  We'll take the shuttle to Union Station and then walk up to the Eaton's Centre for some shopping.  (Why is it still called the Eaton's Centre if Eaton's went belly-up 10 or more years ago??)  Then we can walk or take the streetcar to the hospital for my appointment at 1:45.  I hope my mum's hip isn't bothering her because I'd really like her to walk through Chinatown!! I love it there.  It is so culturally diverse for 3 or 4 blocks and the bam - back to TO.  After my appointment we'll head back to the financial district and mall area for an early dinner at Red Lobster.  Then back to the airport by 6 for the flight home.  I mapped it out and if we walk all of it we're looking at about 10km / 6.25 miles, without the mall walking.  I can do up to 5 miles a day right now, but not all at once... So we may have 1 or 2 streetcar rides tomorrow.
I'm not sure what Dr. Gentili is going to say.  I'm sure he will agree that the surgery this far has been a success.  I don't know what he will say about going back to work.   Brainwise I am fine to go back I think, it's the dang shoulder that may prevent me.  I know I still have to have another brain MRI to check the decompression and CSF flow too.  But I think it will be another month before Dr. Gentili wants that done.  
Should be an interesting day. Tuesday I see my family doctor to determine my return to work based on what Dr. Gentili said.  And I will update my 3 loyal readers once I'm home from that appointment.
For now, I'm going to go soak up some sunshine as it is already 28C / 84F with the humidex.

1 comment:

  1. You're hilarious! 3 loyal readers! Lol!

    I think that 6-ish miles would do me in, and ummm, I don't have a bad hip nor have had any type of brain surgery. Yikes! Have fun though! :)