whom it may concern:
 
I would like to take the time to thank you for this very informative website.  InDecember of 2002 I was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst.  In February of2002, I had a neurosurgeon place a shunt in.  Since then I have had nothingbut problems with the shunt tubing, having to go in the hospital twice for themto go in ad uncoil the shunt tubing in my stomach..  Both times I developeda softball sized lump on the right side of my abdomen.   The last episodeI had was in March of this year, and it was so bad that I blacked out for twodays.  Needless to say my wife was scared to death.

 
But ever since the first operation in February of 2002, I have had constant headaches,blurred vision, trouble with my gait.  I have not been able to work forover a year and a half.  I was wondering if this condition is severe enoughto qualify for permanent disability benefits.
 
Please keep up the good work, and if you could please refer me to anywhere thatwould have more information about this disorder.
 
My many thanks