I woke up on
I didnít feel better and on September 21 I woke up feeling worse. We went back to the hospital where an MRI showed that I had had a second bleed and the area was now 2 cm across. Two days later I had surgery to remove the hemangeoma.
The surgery knocked me out. Fran has been helpful and took off a couple weeks from work.† Within about a month I got back to doing normal things, but at lower strength. The estimate is three to six months to fully recover strength. Fortunately there has never been any impact on cognition.
One byproduct of surgery has been robotics. I was on medical leave from DigiPen with my Fall classes cancelled or covered by other faculty. Soon after surgery I was invited to join Team Sleipnir to compete in the DARPA Grand Challenge (www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge). The robot race is 175 miles across the California desert with $2 million first prize. It is run Oct., 8, 2005. So I have been working on robot vision for the last two months.