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.