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Musicfan23

423d

What happens when you have a shunt redone? What's good things to ask? Had me wait but now says I can eat so definitely don't know if my surgery is tomorrow. They will try to switch it from my heart to the stomach. What might I feel like after? Stomach issues? Do they shave a lot of hair? thanks

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    • Musicfan23

      421d

      I must have issues with anastesia cuz it was hours before I fully woke up. Not fully sure how bad the shave is. But seems to be in back. Had shorter cut before surgery. Hopefully not a bad choice or my daughter wants to get me a wig lol The pain in stomach walking around finally better but I can't turn my head. Still no help washing up here but oh well.

    • Musicfan23

      421d

      I must have issues with anastesia cuz it was hours before I fully woke up. Not fully sure how bad the shave is. But seems to be in back. Had shorter cut before surgery. Hopefully not a bad choice or my daughter wants to get me a wig lol The pain in stomach walking around finally better but I can't turn my head. Still no help washing up here but oh well.

    • RedandBlackFan

      423d

      They will shave part of your hair off but not all of it. And you might have an incision on your abdomen as well. They kept me a minimum of three days each time I have had nine of them so far.. well eight bc the other one was an Arnold Chiari malformation surgery which is very difficult to recover from. Make sure you ask them about everything that can go wrong. It most likely won’t but if something did at least they told you about it. Afterwards take eating and drinking slowly. You may feel some dizziness

      • Musicfan23

        423d

        @RedandBlackFan thanks. Online mentioned slow eating. Just wondering if I'm going to be told these things too.

        • RedandBlackFan

          421d

          @Musicfan23 I was not told what was going to happen or how I might feel they more so focused on telling me about shaving my head and what they were going to do. But it’s important to ask them every question you can think of bc if you don’t ask they won’t tell you lots of times.

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One person mentioned having short-term memory loss for a few weeks after their shunt revision as things rewired themselves. It's important to ask your doctor about the potential side effects, recovery process, and any precautions you should take after the surgery. Each individual's experience may vary, so it's best to consult with your medical team for personalized information.

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