I was born with hydrocephalus. I have had over 250 brain surgeries. I have a VP shunt (ventriculo-peritoneal shunt) right now. When they tried a VA shunt (ventriculo-atrial shunt), it caused a blood clot in my heart. So I had to have open heart surgery to get rid of it. It was scary. I’m on coumadin now, which helps blood clots from forming. I was first on lovanox, but my doctors switched it.
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