I am new to the group and don't really know where to start. I was diagnosed almost two years ago. I have had numerous lumbar puntures and have had many complications due to these. Recently, I was told I needed the optic nerve fenestration sugery. I changed neurologists, thankfully, and found out I don't need it. The pressure is on my optic nerves, but not as badly as it is on my brain and spinal cord. My new neuro sugested that I have the lumbar shunt. I am scared to death. I know there are good stories and bad. I am asking for all the advice I can get because I am trying to chicken out. I have been weighing my options as to whether I should just keep getting a spinal tap every month or go ahead with the lp shunt. Please, everyone who has had this procedure done, give me some input....good or bad. I want to know all the ins and outs associated with this. Thanks in advance.
Posts You May Be Interested In
A friend sent this to me..As far as I can see, grief will never truly end.It may become softer overtime, more gentleand some days will feel sharp.But grief will last as long as Love does - ForeverIt's simply the way the absence of your loved onemanifests in your heart. A deep longing accompaniedby the deepest Love some days. The heavy fog mayreturn and the next day, it may recede.Once again, it's...
Today is my 25th birthday, to my somewhat lack of surprise I can see already no one really seems to care. I've always been the kinda person to make sure that everyone I Care about feels appreciated and knew somebody had their back. I can count 4 times this year when I Went out of my way to make sure a "friend" felt good on their birthday, especially if they got left hanging. Its early in the...