It’s a Great Day to Have a Device Implanted in My Chest! (Oh, and Happy Halloween, Everyone.)

The time’s upon us: it’s Halloween, yes, but it’s also the day a VNS device will be surgically implanted in my chest.

My husband and I are, in fact, at the hospital waiting for my operating time. Though I was a nervous wreck yesterday and over the weekend, I’m now (relatively) calm about the whole thing. Which is probably good since it’d be pretty silly/dramatic/rash of me to cancel it at this point. I mean, I don’t have any other plans for this afternoon, so I might as well spend it on the operating table.

As I sit here, donning operating-room couture, I don’t have much else to say except thanks, especially to my husband, family, and close friends, for the support that I’ve receieved as this procedure has drawn closer. I couldn’t have gotten here without you. I appreciate you so much.

And this: the next time I write, I’ll have a computer in my chest. The future is real, my friends, and it’s part of my epilepsy treatment plan.

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