|Butterfly at Butterfly Atrium|
|Entrance to Gardens|
Once I had eaten my shunt and head pain disappeared. So not only is my shunt affected by the weather, other magnetic fields....I can include hungry pains too. Butterflies make me happy, which was one of the motivating factors in going to Hersey Gardens was to see them.
|Nick Fury wax sculpture|
|With eye patch after injuries in 2014.|
The love hate relationship with my shunt often drains me at times emotionally and physically. There are times when I question my purpose especially when I'm in pain. I have developed healthy coping mechanisms to deal with the 'the shunt is driving me insane' moments. I cry, scream, go exercise, then put head down, repeat.
Not working for medical reasons doesn't help and I'm often times I'm home....I tend to isolate myself sometimes when I'm not feeling well. I do get out on some occasions for volunteering, support groups.
Misadventures with a cerebral shunt continues....