Vp shunt replaced. 

I’m going blind. I really am and it’s because my VP shunt is finally failing. After having it in for 47 years with no problems its finally had it. I knew it was causing me problems when I started getting headaches and blurry eye sight. For those of you who don’t read my blog. A vp shunt (ventriculo peritoneal) shunt is controls my hydrocephalus; an over production of the cerebral liquid.

My speech is slurred at times and I lose my train of thought. l’m exhausted all the time, I have a hard time keeping my eyes open and I’m going blind but I’m not allowed to go to the emergency room until I’m completely blind or I feel faint.

In the next couple of weeks I will be taking several trips to the DFW until my surgery because there are no VP shunt specialist here in this rinky-dink town I call home.I will also be doing a lot of drawing and painting just in case something happens. I will have left my mark on the world. I’m not scared. I can’t wait. I will be rid of the headaches for good. But until then I just sit and wait.

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