I’m kangaroo virus free (hurrah!). I still have the migraine (boo!) which is apparently caused by leaking spinal fluid (what word is more negative than “boo”?).
So, technically, my brain isn’t leaking. Just the stuff holding my brain in position is leaking. Which leads to ouch.
I’ve been told it won’t last longer than six months (As long as six months? Once again, word more negative than “boo”? Aside from breaking down into hysterical tears…) And it is getting better… just slowly. Crazy slow. (As in, it is making me crazy…)
To keep this from just being a brief whine, I’m including a vocabulary word: Dura.
Dura is a thin membrane that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is responsible for keeping the cerebrospinal fluid in place. (It apparently looks like, and heals about as quickly as Saran Wrap)
(Why, yes, I do have a small hole in my dura… how clever of you to figure that out…)