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possible surgery

I was recently at a new Neurologist. She presented to me Surgery options. Has anyone here had surgery? Feel free to email me at I am interested in hearing any thoughts or commentson this. thank you for any advice or information on this. it is very important to me.


Re: possible surgery

Jim, there are quite a few of us who've had the surgery, and some of us have had it fairly recently. I had mine nine weeks ago yesterday, and I've been seizure-free for 66 days now. If I had it to do over again, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Yes, there's pain involved, but what good things DON'T happen without some pain involved?

Re: possible surgery


I had temporal lobe surgery in 2003. My thoughts and experiences are detailed below:


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