So it turns out that one of the procedures I had done yesterday was also called a cranioplasty (as was its immediate predecessor). The doctor did several things while in there. He implanted a prothesis to eliminate a visible hollowing just below my left temple (a result of the previous cranioplasty), He also cleaned up some of the scar tissue in my scalp, and filled in some visible creasing where the "bone flap" (a section of my skull that was removed, and then replaced) was.
Aside from getting off to a late start yesterday (around 4 instead of 1), things seemed to go well. This was the first time I remember being wheeled into the OR while still awake. It’s cold in there – good thing they gave me a heated blanket.
This was the third hospital on my tour. Overall I’d rate it in the middle, although the food was actually not bad.
Today I’m definitely feeling a good bit of pain in my head, but aside from a bit of swelling, things look pretty good. Sometime soon, I’ll post some before/after pictures.