I had my VP shunt put in August 2008. Since then I have been headache free (yippie!!) but have had some setbacks from the surgery. My doctors haven't ever treated anyone with PTC before so they keep telling me that they will go away. Since it's been six months and going I'm starting not to believe them. I have had really bad stabbing pains in my stomach (no where near the tubing) which cause me a lot of pain if I am doing anything but sitting still. I have also had some ongoing issues with my short term memory, such as word finding (i.e. I can tell you that you drink out of a cup, put liquid in a cup, describe what the cup looks like. But I cannot come up with the word "cup") and have also had several other ongoing issues with my short term memory in general. Has anyone else that has had the VP Shunt had these symptoms? If so what did your doctor do for you other than pain management and neuro psych tests?? Thanks in advance for your help!
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