Complications

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Why do I walk funny or stumble some times?

As expected, I did experience some deficits (balance and coordination issues) as the result of the initial tumor surgery.  Primarily, my...

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No, I am not a Pirate – why the eye patch?

In addition to the right side deficits, the surgery also affected my vision – right eye specifically.  After surgery, I experienced...

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Uncrossing the eyes almost – Surgery #12

For the last year, I have had double vision left to right and up and down. This is due to 6th nerve palsy – my 6th cranial nerve is...

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Lack of Sun and Vitamin D not good – Surgery #8

On April 14 – not so Good Friday – I was supposed to have an easy surgery to remove the balance of the kidney stones and the stent...

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Kidney Issue – Surgery #4

On March 3, I had a 2 hour kidney surgery at Choc – by Dr Wehbi, one of the best pediatric urologist in the world – to remove...

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Back to the Hospital but with some different issues

In addition to not feeling good for a few days, on March 2, I had some pain on my right side, and when I went pee, there was some blood in...

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Surgery number #3

Your body produces CSF continuously to protect your brain.  As you produce more, your ICP goes up. As your brain excretes/eliminates it,...

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Pressure relief – Surgery #2

The only way to relieve the pressure and test to see what was going on was to put in an External Ventricular Drain (EVD) in my skull....

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Fighting the infection in my brain

Enter a new department to help with my case – Infectious Disease (ID).  Dr. Arrieta is the president of the medical staff and division...

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Not just a ventricle issue… battling three issues now…

Upon sampling the CSF it was discovered I acquired bacterial meningitis during the initial surgery.  What that meant, is I had an...

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