Well, my neuro-opth called me this afternoon and told me that my LP of 31 was still pretty high, but my vision should be protected somewhat, due to recently having optic nerve decompression surgery. He said that the next step would be to decide if I want to go through the shunt surgery or not to help decrease the pressure. He said, personally, he would drag his feet a bit because of all the risks involved. I asked him about the aggressive weight loss my regular neurologist suggested I do, and he said that even though there is some kind of connection that studies have shown that maybe weight loss can help, it isn't a guarantee. He said he is against drastic weight loss and if I could lose about 2 pounds a month or maybe a little more, that would be good. I am scheduled to see him again in mid-April, but he said that he would like me to pray or meditate about what I want to do and if I would like to see him sooner I can. I have to admit, I have no idea what a I should do!! Especially, since I can't take the medication, Diamox. I guess as far as my weight goes, I am probably 40 lbs overweight. Any suggestions??
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