Some of you may remember a thread I posted a couple months ago about discovering a tumor I had named Richard and asking how I should let my class/parents know. Well, I am now 2 weeks post-op so I thought I'd update you! And for the record, the school and my coworkers have been nothing but supportive! I am off work to recover, thanks to all the restrictions I have right now, but I plan to be back to work the week of Halloween! I've had Richard with me for 30 years. What they thought was a pituitary macroadenoma turned out to be a Rathke's Cleft Cyst (developed in the womb // benign & won't grow back). And due to its mucus-y texture, it left "a mess". I had a cerebrospinal fluid leak and chemical meningitis. Most people get to go home 2-3 days after this type of surgery. NOT THIS GAL! I was hospitalized for a week. I was in the ICU from Thursday to Monday night-ish (I lost track of time) when I finally got a general room (on the same floor) Post-op MRI and CT scans showed they got pretty much all of it out. I even got physical therapy for 3 days I had awful headaches, dizziness, nausea, light & sound sensitivity, and no sense of smell or taste. The nurses joked this was not a good way to crash diet for the wedding! Finally got to go home around Wednesday, so I've been home for a week now. I've been slowly feeling more and more like myself each day. I don't have pain anymore, but I'm still dizzy (especially when I go out and about) and it hurts to move my eyeballs (Richard was pressing on my optic nerves for so long). And now there are better things to look forward to. A life without Richard, and a new life with my fiance who has already proven he will stick with me through sickness and in health!