Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
At least today I don't feel like removing my shunt from my brain with a kitchen knife. Right eye and shunt pain was reduced by 100% when I took the vitamin curamin this morning. Yesterday, it worked for the morning and then pain returned during mid day and continued into the evening. For now, I'm not waging a war against my shunt.
In my attempt to escape from both chronic pain and the pandemic we are all living in right now... I found two things that bring joy to my heart: music and fun commercials.
A great escape.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
I haven't heard noises behind my right eye (strabismus surgery eye) for about a month. My shunt for the most part is behaving itself the last few days. A few weeks ago I felt a sharp pain run down the side of my neck along the distal catheter. I was worried the shunt might be getting obstructed again as I had a similar feeling in 2011 and the day after my shunt was obstructed and I was in the Emergency Room.
I do talk to my shunt sometimes, thinking I can convince it to behave especially when it's causing pain like I experienced a few weeks ago. Eventually, the pain went away and I was relieved that my fears of having surgery again did not become a reality.
While I am not in the operating room now, I do think about the children and adults who are having shunt revision surgery during this pandemic.