This is Darren blogging again before another surgery…

Thanks for the prayers. Let me tell you I have some WiCkEd scars on the top and side of my head. Cuts going all over the place. These cuts and scars really leave me with quite the headache. The top/front of my head kills me at times, then I have the nurse give me some meds. I have a mesh-type beenie to cover my scarred head where the scan devices on the inside/outside of my brain. The mesh helps keep the my brain “leakage” under control.

Early Friday morning about 3 o’clock or so I woke up in a daze like state, pretty confused and my head hurt like crazy.  I knew I needed to go to the restroom. When I opened my eyes, it was hard to see and by this time in the week I had become aware enough to recognize that I had some kind of wires or something hanging – coming out of the top of my head. This- I also had a tremendous headache. Stood up out of bed and the cords from my skull yanked my head down. I grabbed the ones on the left side and pulled them straight out.  The next thing I know there is repeated drops of blood all over me and the floor. I felt them as they were being jerked out of my skull. I started screaming bloody murder.Four nurses came in after my wife yelled for help. They cleaned me up and prepped me for a CT scan.

Over the weekend, it seemed as though my brain was healing. Started to be more awake and could think better. But I have also had a tremendous headache that I am continually taking pain medication for.

Jaw is killing me because of the holes in the side of my head that are drilled are on  the jaw muscle. Chewing is difficult and painful. Opening my mouth is next to impossible, but the doctor is giving me directions on how to do exercises for my jaw when I leave the hospital.

Monday morning is the next surgery and that is to take out the leads including those that are frayed and broken inside my skull. After doing this I will blog about the options.


Monday morning now. The doc just came in and let me know I am #2. So, about 11:00 or 12:00 or 1:00 before they take me away and another hour before they chop me back open.

2 thoughts on “This is Darren blogging again before another surgery…

  1. Through an error on my part, I accidentally clicked on the link to your facebook, instead of someone i was searching for at the time, and it stayed in my history. I didn’t/don’t go on facebook often, but when I do, to save time Id hit “F” and go with whatever firefox would pull from my history. In short, anytime I go on facebook, I see your page first, not by choice, I’m just lazy. I recently I saw the posts about your surgery and that you had a blog. So we just wanted to say stay strong, and good luck Darren, from me and my mother, who successfully recovered from her aneurysm and stroke.


  2. You are such a brave person.You do what you need to do to get better…………and you will get better.Prayers are powerful and their coming at you from all over…………Even Hershey,PA.



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