How To Recover From A Craniotomy

by Anne E Thompson

Since publishing an article about having a craniotomy, I was contacted by several people, thanking me and saying they had had similar experiences. It still seems difficult to find helpful information. I have therefore written a book, which I hope will be helpful (and the article has been removed, as Amazon will only allow me to publish on Kindle if it does not appear on blogs.)

Having a craniotomy is scary, and for most people, they only have one, so it’s all a bit unknown. This is my experience of recovery. It is personal, everyone heals differently, and I think that age and general health probably have a large bearing on the time taken to recover. But I hope that my experience will be helpful. I am not a brave person, but I survived and actually learnt a lot. Don’t be frightened – if I can do it, so can you! It has extracts from my diaries, written at the time, and also all the things I learned during a seven year journey, from first being diagnosed to healing after a craniotomy. It is available from Amazon, and I hope will be helpful. The UK link is below:


Previously, I was a teacher, and I found that the communication skills necessary to teach, transpose rather well to writing. I have now written several books. They are published as both paperbacks and on Kindle, and are available from bookshops and Amazon. I write as Anne E Thompson.

One of my novels, Counting Stars by Anne E Thompson, was written a few months after surgery. One of the characters depicts the muddle of feelings I had after my craniotomy. It is an exciting novel about a family in the world just around the corner. Much of society is unchanged, but there are some key developments – not all of them good. Why not give yourself a break and take a look?

The link is below:

For UK readers:

For US readers: