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May 04, 2016

A year since last hospital stay

Hard to believe that it's been a year since I was last hospitalized for any length of time.  During that last stay, the doctor attempted to tie off my shunt on the left side to reduce the amount of CFS draining from my head.  The attempt missed and the incision was closed off and tubing tied higher up on my neck. This didn't last long, by June I had the tubing reopened once again as my pressure was climbing too quickly.

On the right, I have posted a picture of how the incision looks today.  I still experience some tightness and numbness in the area, but over all I think it has healed better than I originally thought it would. 

May 2015
May 2016

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