Dr. Neuro said something during our last visit that shook me a bit.
And left me wondering.
If maybe I misunderstood or was misrepresenting Trevy's brain surgery.
You know they can't remove a whole hemisphere, right?
I knew they'd left Trevy's motor strip in place. But no. Other than that I've been pretty much convinced the rest of the tissue was removed.
It has randomly haunted my thoughts during moments of idolness. Until finally I started trying to cipher the medical records I have organized in thick color coded binders. My eyes swam. And my brain swirled. Med speak makes me dizzy.
So I cheated.
And emailed Dr. Rockstar for clarification.
He responded this:
The removed areas include: (i) the left frontal lobe, (ii) , (iii) temporal lobe and (iv) occipital lobe.A portion of the left frontal and parietal lobes (i.e.: sensorimotor cortex in the left hemisphere) was preserved.
Which I guess may not be a whole hemisphere. Technically.
But it comes pretty darn close!
Which happens to also create a nice segue for me to leave you with this wonderful resource which helps decode the function of various regions of the brain and how insult to it may be manifested.