After 4-6 hours of the most delicate of surgeries, they first of all did find a brain (there was some doubt going in), a severely compressed nerve which was teflon padded from the compressing blood vessel, and a tiny vein shooting through another nerve (clipped and cauterized). Wow! how can they do this stuff!
So now I'm home, still woozy (like a major concussion) but feeling more comfortable. Today we removed the bandage and this is what we found (gory stuff)...
And somewhere in there is a quarter-sized titanium plate protecting the replaced skull fragment. Can't wait to go through airport security!
It may have been the drugs, but I do remember a minor benefit of the hospital stay... something like this... (click on it to increase size)
I'll have more later, hopefully including pictures of the inside of my skull proving once and for all that I am possessed with great brain power (if a little dirty minded).