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PostSubject: Desi - Update   Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:48 am

I was doing loads better until recently. I have lost my side vision on my right side.  However, my headaches are getting better.  They upped my lasix from 20 to 40 and I have a spinal tap scheduled for the 24th with x-ray.  I've really been struggling.  I even had to go to a mental health place 👅 for depression in August.  Things seem to be going from bad to worse.  The dr. said that if they don't see an improvement with the spinal pressure from the spinal tap, we will have to discuss shunt surgery.  This scares me to death.  I just went back to work today after being out since Aug. 21 for my depression treatment.  If anyone could help encourage me, that would be amazing.  I'm having a really rough time all around right now. 😢
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PostSubject: Re: Desi - Update   Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:04 pm

I am so sorry that you're having such a rough time, especially when you were doing so well. I can't tell you how many times a shunt was mentioned whenever my headaches returned and my vision suffered, but then they would up my Diamox and do an LP and it wouldn't be mentioned again, because everything settled down.

I know the mention of a shunt is enough to cause anxiety, it's a big thing. A shunt is a last resort when they've tried everything and it hasn't worked, so please don't be too despondent just yet, as the upped medication might be all that was needed. Let them give that a try first and fingers crossed it does the trick.

We are ALL here for you, you aren't alone and we will do our very best to help you through whatever your doctor decides. hug
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PostSubject: Re: Desi - Update   Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Thank you so much for the encouraging me.  It's a struggle. I'm just hoping for some kind of relief.  Whether it be meds or a shunt.  At this point, I really don't care as long as it saves my vision.  I'm an artist and I kind of need that! LoL
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