Monday, October 31, 2005

(Not so) Happy Halloween Skulls!

I have been considering getting some cosmetic surgery to correct the facial anomalies that still remain from the calamity. In anticipation of going to talk to some surgeons, I ordered the CT scans taken at Rockford Memorial Hospital following my brain surgeries. The CT scans came today, just in time for Halloween! I was under the impression that a metal plate had been inserted to protect the depressed fracture the front of my skull. But it looks from these that there is no plate, but rather a series of metal sutures that join the network of skull fragments. Interesting. Enjoy!



Very "Terminator"-esque, don't you think?

5 comments:

Tavia said...

Wow! No wonder you acted so wierd!

Devon said...

Wow, this is the coolest! Do you set off the metal detectors in airports?

Andrew said...

I don't know about "cool," but it is interesting. I DO set off the metal detector at the airport, but that's because of my artificial hip. I have been looking over the reports that came with the CT scans, and apparently there is a "large plate bridging a right temporal frontal craniotomy." But no plates show up on the scans that I can see. I hope that the scans and reports are enough info for a plastic surgeon; I'd hate to have my head zapped by more x-rays.

tavia said...

Interesting patterns, too. Looks like some of Ursa's blood cell artwork. BTW, Happy Anniversary, staple boy!!

Devon said...

Blood cell artwork? I'm almost afraid to ask. . . =)