Tag Archives: benign essential tremor

A Head Stapling Update

I have heard from several of you concerning the posts I did on the deep brain stimulation procedure I had done to address a benign essential tremor. A lot of you passed this link on to friends or family who … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Two Volt Brain

One of my favorite people from the first surgery I had was a technician who, I found out later, worked for the manufacturer of the batteries placed in my chest. He was the one who listened to the sound of … Continue reading

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Oh! for the Good Old Days When They Stapled My Head

When you have staples in a shaved head, you get three reactions. Two of them occurred in my freshman bible class, which I taught six days after surgery. The guys thought it was pretty cool, the girls not so much. … Continue reading

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Things Worth Getting Your Head Stapled

My neurosurgeon is a young, confident gunslinger–what you’d have to be to be a brain surgeon. His confidence made me confident. I could do this no problem. My brother, the pediatric cardiologist, told me to wait for the surgical option … Continue reading

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Make me Clean: a reflection on illness and salvation

I have a benign essential tremor. My hands have a tremor. It’s worse in my left hand than my right. Some days are worse than others and I can’t seem to pinpoint any reason why. I am, it seems, subject … Continue reading

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