4th craniversary

Can't believe it's been four years since my husband's brain surgery. How crazy life has been since then...

post surgery, four years ago

Four years ago, Pablo was diagnosed with a grade II (close to grade III) atypical menigioma. Luckily it was benign, but holy crap the damage the damn tumour caused! Most of the damage was in the bladder area and Pablo now has a bladder pacemaker because the signals from the brain to the bladder are not functioning properly. Now the pacemaker isn't working because the wire leads have come loose (because Pablo is an active guy in his thirties with two young kids...). We're not sure if the pacemaker is going to be fixed or just removed entirely. In the meantime, Pablo recently had surgery to remove a piece of his bladder and in its place, he got 40 Botox injections. These Botox injections need to be done every 6-8 months. NOW we just heard word that Pablo is probably going to need Botox injections in his brain every 8-12 months to relieve that stress in his brain and to help with the brutal headaches that he gets. Add 5 more meds to the 20-something that he already takes and that is where we are at today.

Not sure what is in store for Pablo in the next year but we just try to get through each day and make things work as best we can. Life is rough but Pablo has made it this far and for that, we are thankful. The kids wish him a happy craniversary too!


  1. You are so wise and so right... Pablo is so lucky to have such a great/positive/fantastic wife (and a great cook too, I am so crazy about your recipes!!). I have this tendency to see the dark side of things once in a while but, after a few rough years mostly for family reasons here, I try to appreciate positive moments and to see things with a most positive eye - and I see I could learn a lot from you. I hope next year will be less stressful and happier (especially now that you do not have to worry about issues with your son's brain), you deserve it!!

    1. Thanks Lor! We live for those positive moments - it's what helps us keep going. :)

  2. i hope everything will be fine. You're amazing family! thank you for this blog.



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