What is the recovery time after having a vp shunt installed? Once they let you go home, do you need someone there to help you get about or can you go home by yourself?
I live alone and am wondering if I would need a nurse to come in.
I had my vp shunt op on Thursday 9th June ( nearly 3 weeks ago) and I was in hospital until the following Tuesday.
I went home Tuesday, and on the Wednesday I was out in town shopping and going for coffee with my other half.
I felt 100 times better than I thought I would!
My other half had booked the week off work to look after me, but I didn't need it at all. I had regular rests, but I felt brilliant.
I know everyone is different, but that's my experience.