Shunt placement surgery coming up WOOHOO!
Background: Diagnosed with Hydro and Pseudotumor cerebri, suffering for a good old life time, have been treated with 7LPs, been on Diamox and currently Topimax, with my last LP had levels of 55+, and with that in the follow up they have decided that, to avoid further brain damage and eye damage the shunt is definitely needed....(I'm 16)
So finally the time has come after 6 years that in the late of August, I will have the shunt put in.
Anyways, my questions:
...Seem a little vain BUT, do you get your hair shaved before the surgery?
This is not an issue but I'd like to know before hand so I could donate/sale it instead.
Is there any hard limitation that would sort of be a bummer on an active teen? I do a lot of sports and other such things just anything...
Will I still have to take the Topimax after? You know, like daily pills and such?
Second to last, how are the improvement in headaches after? Obviously you will have normal headaches but yea..(Just in your experiences how was the difference
LASTLY ! What is the recovery time like on average ?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MY FELLOWS!