Right on bro! When I sent out my mass email before the follow up, I said there would only be another email if a follow up surgery was needed, "if you don't hear anything else, it all went fine". I hear you on the rest of it, for a time (and I tried not to do this too much but it's impossible), life kinda revolves around the procedure and you and insurance and recovery and updates all that. Tis good though, time and place for all of that. In fact our latest family gathering, I made a point to not bring any of it up and just talk normal chit chat. Sweet!
Yes, life goes on, I know my kids missed me and the wifey and whoever else, being "sick" is the easier (didn't say easy or easiest) part. Picking up the old bed and walking like Lazarus, that's the tough part. One must ask theirself before undertaking this, "do you WANT to be healed, or at least improved or at the very very least, not getting any worse". Can you take off the mantle of Perpetual Patient and think of your "disease" in different terms?
Dude you're one of the few who had to endure another procedure here and took it all in stride. Keep up the good work, keep us posted, do what ya got to do and enjoy life and we all hope this will spell a permanent end to your progression. Plus I might need some teenage girl advice later on so make sure you send me the manual on that!
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap