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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: bloxsom | 10/2008 | 0 Comments
hello my name is brenda and my 5 year old daughter is about to under go surgery to get the vns implant i am really nervous about it we went through all the testing to see if she was a brain surgery...
Created By: zoe49576 | 10/2008 | 2 Comments
I just got Approved by the Insurance Company to have Surgery.  So my Right Temporal Lobectomy surgery will be coming up anytime now.  What can I do to Prepare myself for Surgery? Are there things...
Created By: caboose | 10/2008 | 0 Comments

I'm not so sure I'll have time to watch this for a while, but I do watch surgeries online from time to time and thought this "Curing Epilepsy: Improved Procedures, Improved Outcomes"...

Created By: babygirl129 | 09/2008 | 8 Comments

I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13. I lost my teenage years to trips to the ER, medication, tests, and medication side effects. After 6 years of trying to find a medication that would control...

Created By: babygirl129 | 09/2008 | 14 Comments

I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13. I lost my teenage years to trips to the ER, medication, tests, and medication side effects. After 6 years of trying to find a medication that would control...

Created By: chelsea93 | 09/2008 | 11 Comments

im 15 and im on trileptal, my seizures are well controled but i still have so many worries about my future. And i hate being medically dependent, it worries me too much. I have a scar in my left...

Created By: aidensmom | 09/2008 | 1 Comment

My 4 yr. old son just had a functional right-sided hemispherectomy last month due to Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Ever since his surgery, I've noticed many changes in his behavior. He gets upset and...

Created By: zoe49576 | 09/2008 | 5 Comments

I am going to be going through a Right Temporal Lobectomy.  How do people deal with the Hair cutting aspect of Surgery. I mean I have longer hair right now. Do they just Shave one side of your...

Created By: zoe49576 | 09/2008 | 4 Comments

I am going to be going through a Right Temporal Lobectomy.  How do people deal with the Hair cutting aspect of Surgery. I mean I have longer hair right now. Do they just Shave one side of your...

Created By: ValNewLife | 09/2008 | 37 Comments

I know opting for surgery is a personal decision, but I just want to explore other's experiences...

My son, 12yrs, has partial seizures, some Simple, some Complex.  He's on two meds,...

Created By: SassyMindy | 09/2008 | 3 Comments

Hi all,

I had surgry 4 weeks ago today but have been experinceing what I think are seizure dreams but am unsure. So I need your opinions. The first one I had was weird I woke up not...

Created By: Amber28 | 09/2008 | 0 Comments
This might sound like a really silly question but here goes.  So I had the temporal lobectomy about 41/2 years ago and I have had this problem with my skull ever since.  If I touch it wrong, or maybe...
Created By: Angie87 | 09/2008 | 4 Comments

Hello everyone,

 I scheduled my temporal lobectomy for September 29th. I go for my WADA test on September 9th and I have no idea what to expect and I'm really not looking forward to it....

Created By: Amber28 | 09/2008 | 2 Comments

Okay, so this is going to sound interesting, but I am wondering if anyone else has dealt with the same problem.  Four years ago I had a left temporal lobectomy.  Everything seemed to heal fine...

Created By: reba | 08/2008 | 3 Comments

I have a question about simple partial seizures. I've had epilepsy for 13 yrs, with complex partial seizures at least 5 per month. But thankfully I was able to have right temporal lobe surgery...

Created By: Angie87 | 08/2008 | 12 Comments
Hello, I'm new to this thing but I'm glad I found it. I'm Angie and I have been living with petit mal seizures for about 5 years. I'm 20 years old and I scheduled my temporal lobectomy surgery for...
Created By: SassyMindy | 08/2008 | 12 Comments
Hey All, I was wondering if people have experienced jerking in there legs and arms and dizzy feelings a week and a half after surgery? I am experiencing some jerking issues and dizzy issues if...
Created By: karend03 | 08/2008 | 1 Comment
I have had epilepsy for 42 years. I have tried experimental drugs, the vagas nerve stimulator, and the last was temporal lobe surgery. I know other people have it much worse than I do, but I feel my...
Created By: psgutters | 08/2008 | 2 Comments

I was a heavy meth addict for 15 years of my life. I got clean on July 28th, 2003. I just celebrated 5 years clean on 7/28 and thought that once I quit doing drugs, my health was going to be just...

Created By: philo23 | 08/2008 | 1 Comment

Hello. I had brain surgery to remove a lesion that was presumed to be the cause of my epilepsy. The procedure went well, but about two weeks afterward a bacterial infection manifested itself...

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