This blog is all about how I how used humor to remain sane while dealing with the insanity of a brain tumor the size of my wife’s fist. Why blog? To help other folks cope with serious health issues/brain tumors/cancer and give anybody wading through the muck of rehabilitation some hope or at least a chuckle or two. It will include a vaguely chronological story, books reviews, presentations to rehab patients, etc.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Man Plays Saxophone During Tumor Removal
this is just too weird, creepy or, I don’t know, maybe “miraculous” to not blog
to a posting on the NPR website, “The team of doctors who recently operated on
Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera's brain wanted to be sure they didn't affect
his ability to play the saxophone – so they had him play songs during a 12-hour
partially sedated Aguilera obliged, playing "Misty" and other songs,
in addition to reading sheet music. In a video of the procedure, the mellow
tones of Aguilera's saxophone blend in with the normal sounds of an operating
Frayer goes on to write that "Such procedures are meant to protect musicians' primary audio cortex and other parts of the brain that can affect their ability to play. (A story on NPR's Weekend Edition today looks at The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake.)"