My Shunt’s Daily Activities, Part I

x – ray of my shunt 2014 to present

I have a love and hate relationship with my cerebral shunt. This new version causes me pain depending on the weather outside and other magnetic fields in the area. The last month it’s been somewhat difficult emotionally and physically, as I’ve had head and shunt pain for the most days.

This morning, I got up early due to pain on the left and right front parts of my head as well as in the back of my head. The cerebellum headaches, from what I was told by a neurologist are from the chiari malformation (type 1) which I have. These don’t happen often.

Into the evening, I’m feeling better than I was this morning. A shunt with status updates would be appropriate.
Through a hydrocephalus support group, I found an awesome website which talks about research actual research and tests being done to develop more effective shunts. As I mentioned the shunts with status updates: They’re working on something like that – improving diagnosis of failing shunts, finding out why shunts get obstructed and improving treatment for hydrocephalus.  The website is: