I've been absent for about a month because of a stream of CT and MRI scans. It's been wild. One second I'm getting my sinus infection looked at, the next I'm being told my brain is ... different. Turns out I have a form of compensated hydrocephalus. Thankfully, I don't have to have a shunt put in unless I ever stop compensating. The doc's don't really understand what causes compensation to occur, but it did in my *rare* case. As I've learned, it's pretty common, something along the lines of 1 out of every 250 American children have a form of hydrocephalus. I was born with mine but I compensated and I was born before CT scans became commonplace, so I could have gone my whole life not knowing! So, anyone? (As an interesting aside, when I was first being diagnosed one of my best female friends [and an ex-gf to boot] called me up because she had been born with hydrocephalus. That probably ranked as one of the best phone calls I ever had).