10-31-2009, 08:44 PM
This year was hard. I needed a new ProGav shunt valve at the end of May. A month later, I went back to work as a cashier at a supermarket. The valve is sensitive to airport scanners, but not supermarket ones. On 6/30, I left work for the hospital again to have surgery # 2 on 7/8. On 7/17, I saw my surgeon again, but was put back into the hospital with a brain infection --- meningitis! I was released from the hospital after they drained the infected CSF out, took out the infected VP shunt, placed a VT catheter in my right side of my head instead, and gave me two surgeries to place a new ProGAV VP shunt on my left side! I also had my distal tubing uncoiled! I was back to work the end of September, and I have been back for a month now. I hope no one else goes through this!