About Me: Female, 28, Walker, LA, member since Oct 2008
Hello everyone! I joined this website so that i could get some answers and try to help others. I am 21 years old and have just been diagnosed with Pseudo Tumor Cerbi. I will be getting a shunt in my spine on november 5th and im a little nervous. I also have chronic ba
[More]ck problems spondylolthesis, spina biffida oculta, some degenerating disks( i cant spell) but mostly im an active normal young adult. Ive been in and out of college trying to get my nursing degree( i figure id make a compassionate nurse knowing how it feels to be in pain which god knows we need more of) but my health conditons have made it a hard LONNGG road and im still working on it. Im thankful of the family and friends in my life and i cant wait to get back to normal life again!!
Hope you feel better soon! I am a 51 yr old male who was diagnosed in 2007. I am way outside the norm cases so they do not know what to do. I had my first VP shunt placed 10/07, second 1 month later because the first one failed. I had a third done 10/08. Now a mere 3 months later the headaches are back and more intense. I wish you the best... Andy, Fair Oaks, ca.
Hi , my name is Michael I was diagnosed with B.I.H. in 1976 and had my first shunt inserted in 1982 a Lumbar - Peritoneal Since then I've had 11 revisions !!!!! Believe me a spinal shunt can be as big a curse as it is a blessing.Did the Dr explain the possibility of developing Arachnoiditis.It's where the Arachnoid membrane becomes swollen as a result of surgery and Lumber Punctures,presses on the nerves and leaves you in pain for the rest of your life.(YES I have it)It gives the the ***** that doctors can do a surgery like the one you have just had and not tell you ALL the possible outcomes.Sorry if this is scareing you and I don't mean for it too,I really would like to know how things turn out for you.Michael at ***@****
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