Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The Ommaya Reservoir

Gratefully, I am now home recovering from surgery to place the Ommaya reservoir!

The reservoir tube is placed down into the ventricle, where the cerebrospinal fluid is.

Drugs can now be introduced directly into the cerebrospinal fluid by injecting them into the reservoir cap.

Ouch! Still, not bad (comparatively)!

I've had more energy and feel better than I did before the surgery, but I'm not sure it can be attributed to the trepanation!

Still Going!


Crystal said...

Dear Linda You make me Laugh and then Cry. I love your Blog and the complete research you do.
HAZZAH from your cheerleading squad in Alaska, friends all say Get Well Soon.
Lots O' Love

Anonymous said...

"Is it proper etiquette to sniff the cork, doctor?"