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monicad1974 Patient Expert

marshall, North Carolina
I'm sorry it's been so long since I've been on here. I'm 36 now been blogging alot please come check out what I've been doing. I have really been working hard to get the word out about hydro awareness.  Hydro peeps please come find me! I need your support! I found a few online tonight.... Full Bio
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Challenges for my new puppy by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Smoky Jo already wants to take every step I take. Only problem he wants to take every step I take. (sorry pics are dark... I was in my bedroom with the lights off) ... Read on »
Meet "Smoky Jo" by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After pepper passed away last week I about lost it. As you remember my brain tumor was near my nervous system. I had radiation and multiply that by all the sur ... Read on »
Remembering Peper by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   If you follow my facebook you know I depend on pepper alot. Which he depended on me alot also he had been diabetic since he was 8 or 9 and had other health proble ... Read on »
Short term memory loss by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health How bad is your memory? I do admit I have issues with short term memory from my hydrocephalus. I have mad this no secret to the new friend I was getting to know a ... Read on »
Systems of congenital hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The symptoms of usually are noticed at birth or within the first 9 months of life. Symptoms may not be as obvious in toddlers and older children. A baby may have: ... Read on »
How long do we live? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was told of a beautiful moment when the entire  family had gathered with him. That is when they told his wife to tell him go His Family was was there... " Y ... Read on »
Shunt Malfuction by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Most cases of shunt malfunctions are due to occlusion (blockage) of the proximal ventricular catheter. In these instances, pumping of the shunt will show a valve that ... Read on »
Brain Injury Survivors by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What Brain Injury Survivors Would Like Everyone To Know. I need a lot more rest than . I used to... I’m not being lazy... I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatig ... Read on »
Coconut oil by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have some great information to share with you. I have been hearing about my friend Liz taking coconut oil for a while now. After reading up on it I decided I wan ... Read on »
Remembering 9/11 by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health      2,752 people were killed 11 years ago today as described as the worst attack on America there has ever been. I was still working at Lowes at the time. Having to ... Read on »
Do you eat weird? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have known it to be common for anyone with multiple tramas to the head or traumatic brain injury to have very sensitive taste for things. Many times not liking the textur ... Read on »
Insurance cuts by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   I have now had 2 of my medications cut from my insurance. My insurance no longer covers them so I have to find another medication or pay $30. a month instead of  of $5 ... Read on »
The scientific history of hydrocephalus and its treatment. by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Neurosurg Rev. 1999 Oct;22(2-3):67-93; discussion 94-5. Aschoff A , Kremer P , Hashemi B , Kunze S . University of Heidelberg, Department of ... Read on »
Hurricane Isaac by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health  The center of hurricane Isaac has already hit land twice this morning. The humidity right now is 95% and already weather forecasters are worried about the levee's being br ... Read on »
The typical treatment for hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The typical treatment for the life-threatening condition of hydrocephalus has been revolutionized with advanced minimally invasive endoscopic approaches. Standard practice ... Read on »
"I Can't" by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health How many times in in your life time have you uttered this phrase? It is a common phrase many of us have used at one time or another. I can probably remember every tim ... Read on »
Water aerobics exam by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Things have been a challenge leading up to this test. I have read the book twice. I was going through my open book test and realized I had not completed all my test the nig ... Read on »
Hydrocephalus and Treatment: Shunts and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health MainPlaceHolderTop MainPlaceHolder Hydrocephalus is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles inside th ... Read on »