I agree with Bendable. And my “cynical of the medical industry” side has me thinking that shunts are over-rated and manufactured to be sold… to ppl who are desperate for solutions. But they are such a hit and miss alternative, I just don’t hear many good things about their success and effectiveness, not to mention the surgical implications and risks of complications. If I were in your shoes, I’d avoid shunting. I hope you feel better soon. Like many of us, you are coping with a lot of difficulties at one time and it’s very frustrating. Keep researching, keep checking back.