Re: Hydrocephalus Shunt Query
Hi, thank you for your reply. I suppose my main problem is that part of it was left when it was replaced. Over the years I have been having problems in the shunt area, and the specialists did not notice the calcification, saying that my problem is due to stress (that appears to be their only advice when they don't know what is wrong). If they had bothered checking the whole area, they may have found the problem earlier as calcification does not happen over night, preventing the infection. I also have a pituitary tumour which they failed to advise me about until years later (possible other reasons for my headaches and other problems). They kept telling me, we don't know why you're having headaches, but they never bothered checking everything. When asked why they didn't tell me about this earlier, they said they didn't see it, but it was on my scans!
I am happy now that I will be seeing specialists who actually look at what is occuring in my brain, not just saying that I am worried.
Thanks for your reply, it is much appreciated.