I was born two months early.
They'd never seen any one as young as me ever have a stroke. The doctors left me for three days before they did anything. By then I was in and out of consciousness. They didn't think that I would survive the stroke.
The stroke changed my hydrocephalus so that the ventricles in my brain don't change size - they've stayed small. The small ventricles in my brain make it challenging for my doctors to figure out what is going on with me as the brain scans show nothing wrong.
Problem is, my brain scans look normal even when there's something wrong. In my life, I've had nine brain surgeries and the longest I've gone with the same shunt was twenty-one years.
Over the last few months, I've been having some pain near my heart, so I've had some different tests run on my heart. One test doesn't show my whole heart clearly enough, so the doctors aren't exactly sure what's going on with my heart. They think some of the pain is due to acid reflux.
At the same time the pain in the my heart began, I noticed a bit of pain in my shoulders as well as some pain in my abdomen. The doctors suspect I tore the rotator cuff in both of my shoulders.
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