Hey everyone ! My name is Bridget Breen! I was born with a cyst in my brain. I was born about 6 weeks early so I wouldn’t have brain damage. I had surgery the day after I was born to have a shunt put in to avoid Hydrocephalus. Since then I’ve had many revisions because when I was little I would outgrow the tubing which connects it to my brain.
The tubing is what helps blood flow to my brain and keeps fluid from building up in my brain. When my shunt fails I get really bad headaches and have to go to my neurosurgeon right away to have it repaired. It must be done as soon as possible. After it’s repaired I’m back to normal.it’s something I always have lived with and probably always will. That’s basically my story