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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: spazz | 10/2007 | 4 Comments
Looking for pros & cons of the vns implant.I am a 49 year old male and have left temporal lobe simple & partial complex epilepsy, Is it worth it? Should I be concerned? Any drawbacks? Side...
Created By: suebear | 10/2007 | 33 Comments
Hello everyone, I've had my VNS surgery on October 15th so I'm not sure how to look at this. On one hand I'm feeling really good but on another I have been loosing a bit of energy. The pain is...
Created By: donnamaria | 10/2007 | 0 Comments
My son had his LTL surgery in 2006, and they are just starting to reduce his med's. he has modest cognitive difficulties he is 21 years old. Has anyone else had this type of surgery and how...
Created By: cheryl doran | 10/2007 | 2 Comments
My son had a resection in the R frontal lobe for cortical dysplasia 8 months ago. Since surgery, he's had szs. but less frequent and not as long. We've been playing with meds. every other month or so...
Created By: mommy2threenow | 10/2007 | 4 Comments
I am looking for anyone who has had a corpus collostomy. We are looking into this for my 2 year old son who has many drop seizures everyday. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Created By: Morgana | 10/2007 | 1 Comment
I have bi-lat temporal lobe epilepsy...one of my doctors mentioned surgery, she hasn't given me any details yet... But how would that be done for bi-lateral? would they decide which side is worse and...
Created By: babzy | 10/2007 | 24 Comments
hi everyone, i've reached the point of trying 7 drugs to control my seizures which are auras to simple to complex partial..my activity is in the left temporal lobe. can anyone shed light...
Created By: Patty Live good | 10/2007 | 2 Comments
I had this surgery done last year (8/3/06) which it seemed it was worse for me that better. I will be having a Stage 2 left temporal lobe surgery but at a different hospital. When I had the first...
Created By: CdnMark | 09/2007 | 3 Comments
This is "second-hand" information, so this is why I am asking this question. My aunt told me about her neighbour, who was diagnosed with epilepsy two years prior to considering having surgery. (no...
Created By: FlaMom | 09/2007 | 6 Comments
My daughter had LTL surgery in December 2005. She has been seizure free since (knock on wood!) and will be going off her medication completely at the end of month. She was 8 years old at the time of...
Created By: rosalieh | 09/2007 | 1 Comment
I've been undergoing surgery evaluation at the Cleveland Clinic for some months now. I became an candidate and have my surgery scheduled for Oct 16. I typically have 8-10 complex partial seizures (...
Created By: HilaryWeinberg | 09/2007 | 0 Comments
I have been having knee problems for a year and 4 mounths. I am going to be sceduled for surgey in 3 days. I know I am going to put into general anesthisa, I was just windering if anyone who has had...
Created By: ademar320 | 09/2007 | 5 Comments
My son is going to have surgery October 4th for his epilepsy. It's called a resection. Has anyone you know of died from any brain surgeries? What could go wrong during the surgery?
Created By: benLev | 09/2007 | 0 Comments
To find out what is causing my white matter leisons I may need a Brain Biopsy. Just wondered if anybody else had one and what the risks are? Ben
Created By: reba | 09/2007 | 4 Comments
hi. i had the right temporal lobe surgery done about 2 wks ago. even though my doc told me that my perif. vision may not come back, it did, but sometimes it comes and goes and it makes me worried....
Created By: | 09/2007 | 9 Comments
If I have this surgery it is imperative that I quit smoking. I keep trying but failing. Man, it's hard. Smoking to relieve the frustrations of this afflication only complicates the issue. Anyone...
Created By: SassyMindy | 08/2007 | 3 Comments
Hello my name is Samantha I am 23 yrs old and I have had "E" since I was 2. I was controlled all through highschool and one year of college and then my seizures came back in full force and won't...
Created By: kman | 08/2007 | 1 Comment
So, my daughter is now 9 and had a seizure when she was 4. The seizure had to be broken with drugs. She underwent every test in the world to determine the cause and they finally ruled it a fevrial...
Created By: quirky | 08/2007 | 2 Comments
Hi everyone, I just wanted to share the good news I got yesterday from the hospital. I have been waiting for a few months now to undergo the fMRI, neuro-psychological exam, and wada test for my...
Created By: Christina41586 | 08/2007 | 1 Comment
I've struggled with nausea and vomiting for years now, and being only 21, that's a frustrating fact. When I was diagnosed in October with epilepsy it was a huge blow to figuring out my digestive...

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