It may be hard to imagine a follow-up with a brain surgeon after a scary bad brain thing as a fun doctor's appointment, but the guy who fixed my brain is just so sweet and funny. To cut a long story short, I have to go for a blood test to check the level of the anti-seizure meds in my blood and go back to him next Thursday before he will clear me to drive. He does not want me to rush back to work if I can afford to take more time off (I can). He advised another month and then easing back part time. (Can you see why I love him?)
And the #1 prescription? Exercise. Also yoga and meditation. He was concerned about my stress level and Type A personality and ordered me to start working out again to reduce my stress - monitoring my energy level and not wearing myseif out, of course. Otherwise, it was all laughing and chit-chat. He repeated again that my aneurysm is totally gone.
Murphy's nickname used to be "Porkchop" because he was little and loved pork chops. He has filled out - now we call him Pork Roast. He's rapidly approaching a buffet table-sized Honeybaked Ham. So, for the health of my pudge-butt dog as well as my own health, I will start walking with him every day. I can get back on the elliptical trainer, and pull The Bean out of the closet. Yay!
I expect to be cleared to drive next Thursday - Dr. SL is just being cautious because I did have a seizure during the brain pop. I never had one before and haven't had one since, so it's not a big concern.
But this is why I love this doctor - Stressed? Go swimming. Do yoga. He is pragmatic and down to earth. You don't need pills, you need to get off your ass. My kind of doctor! Too bad he's not a primary care type, I want to find one with his attitude.