Good God, a runny nose.
I am so happy to hear that you dodged a second and unnecessary surgery! I can't imagine the anxiety.
Let's hope that like donating blood, draining out a little CSF is good for you. I'm sure there's little to no downside from draining, aside from the horror of it and the risk of infection, of course.
You cousin was right enough?
Happy Hanukkah, lil!