Happy Monday All;
Hope you all had a nice weekend! I have never been more excited to have a MRI as I am today! Going for my Cine MRI tonight which will include my Brain, C & T Spine. Love this NS he is awesome, said I will get a call as soon as he gets results which should be quick as his practice is now doing the MRI! Awesome because he has access to look these up 24/7 from home! Should have never started out going to have it at the hospital as I was supposed to in the start. Glad that got caught and corrected quickly.
I have been reading a lot of posts and have a question that will also prepare me if needed for my discussion with the surgeon. When a person has a decompression surgery do you always have a shunt placed as well. I have not gotten this far with the surgeon so have not discussed the procedures at all. Does the decompression allow the flow alone or does that put too much pressure in the skull after not flowing for so long that you need the shunt as well.
It was originally thought that I had normal pressure hydrocephalous and the chiari and that is why we started out with the lumbar infusion study. He couldn't get any fluid so he stopped after 2 tries. Poor Dr. I had so many lumbar surgeries I didn't give him much area to work with. He was going to admit me and do a drain but decided on the MRI 1st which I was glad of.
Any info you can give me on this I would appreciate !
Have a good day;