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Brain Surgery: My VP Shunt

{This post includes a photo of a stapled surgical incision}

When I was preparing myself for my VP (Ventricular Peritoneal) shunt surgery, I had a look via Google for any articles or blog posts that would give me some idea of what to expect. 1,002 more words

Access Denied

I was denied medical treatment today not because I wasn’t insured; I have insurance. I’m over insured. I was denied treatment over a piece of plastic that was manufactured back in 1970. 774 more words

Momma Know's Best

So let us travel forward to May 1982 and Dr Courteous moved past the small problem of the bleed on my brain and focused now on lowering the pressure in my head. 228 more words

Neurosurgeon Follow Up

We had our semi-monthly follow up with Little Miss Minion’s neurosurgeon a couple of days ago. Every few months, she goes in for an MRI and a follow-up office visit to make sure that her shunts are working and that everything with her ventricles looks good. 177 more words

Hydrocephalus Awareness 


I first became aware of hydrocephalus in July of last year. Little Miss Minion was still in the NICU and I had gone back to work to allow for time off once she came home. 428 more words

Flow Restrictor

So I said in an early post that I had undergone some ICP ops, but i didn’t tell you what the first one lead too.  The reason I had it was because I was still experiencing some major head pain whilst being upright and my surgeon suggested that the problem was that I had been used to a high pressure for such a long time that I was finding it difficult to adjust to a “Normal” and safe pressure.   298 more words

Hydrocephalus

"We're transferring you!"

Not the words I was expecting.

I was taken to my local A&E after passing out in my home. I had been suffering with a chronic headache for what seemed like weeks, but Ive always suffered with headaches since i could remember so i thought it would eventually pass.   665 more words

Hydrocephalus