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The Medical Mystery Continues
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.
My Neurosurgery Team
I was blessed to find a great neurosurgery team, and I cannot say enough how utterly important it is to find a care team that matches your needs. Meet my neurosurgery heroes from Houston Methodist!
When I signed up for brain surgery #2, I don't think I understood exactly what I was getting myself into. After all, the strong pain meds administered during my first operation seemed to wipe most of those unfavorable memories from my mind. So, it was a bit of a surprise when I had my first shunt placed a few months ago.*
*This post includes graphic images which my be considered disturbing to some readers. Please continue reading at your own discretion.
Health: Diabetes Treatment
Now that you know the symptoms of diabetes, and how to diagnose the disease, what are your treatment options? Read more to discover the ins and outs of treating the condition.
There are plenty of feasible methods to treat your headache symptoms, and even prevent migraines themselves, but what consequences might come from ongoing therapy? Identify your risks.
Health: Migraine Treatment
Migraines can make normal daily functions difficult, but we have options to control the related effects. Discover which treatment options are currently available to help you cope.