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10/8/11 10:54 P

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I'm doing my best to keep going through all of my personal/physical/emotional struggles. The physical struggles are by far the hardest at this point... For those who haven't already read, I have Pseudotumor Cerebri (a fluid build up in the middle of my brain) and to save me from going blind I had a brain surgery on June 17th of this year... I woke up to find out that I needed a second one that very next morning b/c it was not placed in the correct spot. Fun, right?

They inserted a VP shunt into my brain/body and for whatever reason it causes me a lot of abdominal/pelvic pain.. (on top of my endometriosis pain)..... I am told that I will most likely need a new VP shunt every 10 years, as they fail, so that will mean a new brain surgery whenever that happens. There could be complications... An infection in the tube could result in brain damage, and other problems, and I would immediately need a new surgery to remove the tube completely and insert a new VP shunt altogether. I'm at risk for blood clots in my brain, seizures, and blindness if the shunt fails. BUT!!!! That doesn't mean that WILL happen, it's just a whole bunch of "maybe's"... I could maybe win the lotto one day, too. (I'm a positive person :) hehe)

Anyway, I get tired a lot, and pain even more than that, but I am determined to not let this condition take over my life, like it has my body. I still have will power, I still have my ability to do what ever I put my mind to. So, I'm going to use that will power and ability and keep going until I get to where I am happy.

I am beyond tired of being single and it feels good to be getting in shape so I have the confidence to date again.. And just be happier with myself.

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