My name is Andy. I'm 42yo. 8 weeks ago I was diagnosed with a Posterior
fossa Arachnoid Cyst. For reasons unknown the cyst, after sitting there for
42 years decided to reek havoc on my brain. I literally woke up one morning
and had lost my low range hearing in my left year, my balance got way
out of wack, with what I call waves of vertigo...
2 weeks ago I had my peritoneal shunt system installed...
I need to mine the groups brains for some insight.......
Since the surgery, I've been really tired. When I say tired, what
I mean is brain tired, I feel mentally exhausted, not physically. I just
can't get motivated to do anything. It's like my brain is telling me to
stop and rest. I'm fine in the morning, but after a few hours I go down hill. In the evening if I sit down for an hour or so, I feel more energetic for a short while....
I thought about depression, but it's not the same feeling. I'm generally in a
good mood. I've been depressed before and I know that feeling. This is
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I didn't feel this way before the surgery. My uneducated guess is that I have all this foreign tubbing in my body, so my body is using all it's energy making those killer t cells to eradicate it from me....
My other question is... since the surgery I've been experiencing minor cramping in my mid section. Not where the end of the tube was placed but
on the opposite side and in the middle... anyone out there experience
Yes, I do admit I'm a typical whiny male, but I would still appreciate any and