|My first CT, from 7/9/10. My skull is intact, and my brain is relatively "unremarkable" (so said the report), aside from the giant aneurysm lurking outside the reach of this particular scan section.|
|11/24/10, post surgery. You can see the glint of clips holding the arteries and a fairly significant missing piece of noggin. This scan actually provided the measurements used to fabricate my artificial piece of cranium.|
|10/31/10. By far the most disturbing picture I found. At first, I honestly thought someone had PhotoShopped it with a warping tool. And to think people didn't run away screaming.|
|Early November 2010. A complete tonic to the previous picture and a reminder of the beautifully-decorated helmet I had to wear whenever out of bed (Did I mention I was missing part of my skull?)|
|8/7/12. The shine is still the arterial clips. My skull's a bit rounder, but you can see (on, the left, which is the right) that it's not perfectly healed.|
|8/28/12. None of these are of my good side, if I even have one,but it's settling in.|
I hope you enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane by way of Cerebral Cortex Junction. Putting this together actually gave me the first chance to share some of my scans with the kids. Of course, Gus now keeps asking to see my brain. I've assured him there's only one person I trust to do that.