Posts by Felicity G

I'm a mystery author my first book, The With Hazel Manor. I've also written a short memoir about living with a hidden disability; I'm Having Brain Surgery on Tuesday. This memoir recounts how the side-effects of hydrocephalus, and having a hidden disability, affects my life, relationships, and well-being.

In Each Day, a Little Humor Must Appear.

Who do you call to fix a clog in your sink? A plumber.

Who do you call to fix a plumbing problem in your brain? A neurosurgeon.🤣

#hydrocephalusawarenessmonth

#NOMOREBS

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Finally….

Third time’s a charm, right? I had one neurologist for years whose mantra appeared to be ‘every headache is a migraine.’ Different hospital, new neurologist. During my ninety+ day headache gave me the same type of medication and said “come see me if it doesn’t improve we’ll put you back on a medication you’ve previously been on.” NOOOO!!!

Some headaches are shunt-related and have more to do with fluid dynamics than blood vessel dilation. Finally, maybe, a neurologist who gets it.

A treatment, not a cure

The Chicago walk to raise money to find a cure for hydrocephalus is August 18. My husband and I will be walking with my fellow hydro warriors.
If every child diagnosed with autism endured a mandated brain surgery meant to treat their condition, would the world sit up and take notice?
The most common pediatric neurosurgery is the placement of a shunt to treat, not cure, hydrocephalus. We will endure brain surgeries to stay alive because it’s the only choice we have.