Just a quick update to let you know how Carrie did today. She's been more tired than she was yesterday, but I think that is partly because she pushed it harder today. She walked partway down the hall a couple times using the walker. She's also been walking around the hospital room and reading in a chair for a few minutes. She has a little bit of weakness in her left hand, and some tingling in her left foot that have persisted since the surgery. Dr. Brain says we'll just have to wait and see if that goes away over time.
The nurses have also told her she can remove the gauze turban whenever she wants to. I've offered my under armour skull cap, which she was not thrilled with...and decided the gauze turban stays for now.