As I contemplated titles to appropriately name this piece, my original thought was "111 Reasons Why I Used to Hate My Life, Paired with the 111 Silver Linings that Made Me Reevaluate". Needless to say, this would no doubt have been a mouthful guaranteed to scare away potential readers. Therefore, I shortened the title to the present and simply sweet, "111 Silver Linings".
Some of you already know that this past month has brought both light and anxiety to our lives. For while our twenty-year search for a helpful diagnosis has finally come to an end, we also now know just what we are in for and it's a bit scary!
Turns out that "practicing medicine" is just about as real as a phrase can get! Do doctors ever really provide a black and white answer or is just a lot of grey guesses that lead us into the next chapter of our rather confusing existence?
Choosing to insert a shunt of any kind can be a big decision for hydrocephalus sufferers. As with anything, there are both pros and cons to living with a foreign object inside your head; read more to see what I have experienced with my first VP shunt.