Hydrocephalus: How seriously do you treat your “triggers”?

Some “triggers” aren’t necessarily recognised as anything serious by the medical professionals we deal with. If this is the case, are we meant to ignore them too? Take for instance weather changes such as barometric pressure. Even as people with Hydrocephalus, it doesn’t affect all of us in the...

Hydrocephalus: Sharing the joys of upcoming brain surgery and a lightbulb moment.

A while back, I wrote a post titled, “When the thought of brain surgery “excites” you“. It would probably seem like a strange thing to write about but the preconceived ideas of a title like this, at first sight, couldn’t be further from the main reason behind it. Walter...

Hydrocephalus: Do you ever downplay your condition? If you do, do you think it affects how others react or respond to you?

Some would say Hydrocephalus is not a big deal.  I know quite a few people who have actually said this to me but, I also know quite a few who would claw your eyes out for uttering those words. (Ok, maybe not that extreme but they’d definitely take offence). ...

Hydrocephalus: Brain injury is hard to deal with, comprehend and explain to others.

Do you ever experience a sense of confusion, mixed with sadness, while talking about things you just can’t remember? I’m specifically talking about moments shared with family…or even close friends.  Being close to family, after nearly 7 years, there are bound to be trips down memory lane.  I’ve become...