I was born at 25-weeks gestation. After suffering from a grade 3 and grade 4 inter-ventricular brain hemorrhage at birth, I later developed hydrocephalus.
I was given a VP shunt and have had over 19 brain surgeries. I have severe anxiety as a result but I am slowly learning to cope with it and the physical limitations that I have and live a “normal” life.
I currently work as a kennel technician.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
Dear Sara, thank you for sharing your story. Keep strong.