← Return to NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus): Let's connect and share

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@johnbishop

I know it's easy to worry after searching Google and reading scary procedures. What I think might be helpful is to discuss your concerns/fears with your surgeon or care team for the procedure. I've always found it helpful to talk with them before the procedure when I had a worry or concern. Here is some information on NPH treatment that I hope helps some.

"A commonly used treatment for NPH is surgery to place a tube, called a shunt, into the brain to drain the excess fluid. The shunt is usually inserted into a ventricle in the brain and then passed under your skin from your head through your neck and chest to your abdomen."
— Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/hydrocephalus/normal-pressure-hydrocephalus

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Thank you once again. I really appreciate it.
I have had an MRI and concil with the nurse practitioner. I only get to meet the doctor if he is going to do the surgery!! A new world. If I don’t do the procedure it will not be a pretty scene. I am old and there are some complicated issues that will have to be addressed to see if it is possible. I have never met or heard of anyone wHo has had this.
Do you have NPH yourself?
Thank you once again