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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: zoe49576 | 08/2007 | 4 Comments
Today I went to the Dr. for a Check up. I am a 28 Year old Female and I have been having Seizures for 10 Years now, and been diagnosed with E, for 2, as a result of a Car accident. I have been on a...
Created By: | 08/2007 | 2 Comments
Ok, I think some doctors may have said that brain cells can grow back after surgery? I can only remember the slightest of what may have been said to me in person, or that was a dream or something; or...
Created By: nanmccoll | 08/2007 | 3 Comments
hi am new to the site. would love to hear from anybody who has had the surgery for tempral lobe sezuires. My daugther is 11 and we are on the verge of seeing the surgon, but any info about actual...
Created By: support_caregivers2 | 08/2007 | 3 Comments
Hubby has short term memory disbaility from his auto accident when he was almost 18. Then when the seizures began 3 1/2 yrs ago, it got worse. He is now 36 yrs old. I feel he will never be a...
Created By: shelfish | 08/2007 | 4 Comments
I have had epilepsy since i was 4yrs old and finally properly diagnosed at the age of 25. Finally after 7 yrs of docs, meds and finally surgery. I had been 2 yrs siezure free, but no longer. I had...
Created By: | 07/2007 | 1 Comment
What a question they always ask you before surgery decisions huh , are you a left or right handed person? After surgery in the left temporal lobe, after a lobectomy in it, along with amygdalo-...
Created By: | 07/2007 | 2 Comments
May not be an issue, but more of a question. Surgery in the left part of your brain for ep, when you're a "left brained person", is quite a different feeling experience; somewhat... or maybe it just...
Created By: CiaoBaby | 07/2007 | 1 Comment
I underwent in mid June 2007 a Right Temporal Lobectomy. After about a month I started getting this strange feeling of unfamiliarity. Everything I look at is like the first time I look at it - my...
Created By: reba | 07/2007 | 1 Comment
i'm having surgery next month, and would like to know about others who have had surgery and the recovery feelings.
Created By: comptonwendy | 07/2007 | 12 Comments
having surgery in november and very scared. would like to know about all the tests that need to be done and why. if anyone can help me please let me know thank you wendy
Created By: Jennifer1171 | 07/2007 | 18 Comments
Has anyone else ever had a Vagus Nerve Stimulator implanted in their chest? I had one implanted at the end of June. However, it still needs to get turned on. The doctors were just waiting until...
Created By: mulleca | 07/2007 | 1 Comment
I haven't been back since my surgery in January/Feb. I have a hard time reading all of these happy stories about surgery success because mine wasn't that way. When they did my grid mapping, they...
Created By: KR | 07/2007 | 19 Comments
Hello to anyone out there who has had an amygdalohippocampectomy of the LEFT temporal lobe! I have a little question.....I'm in the process of scheduling surgery at Mayo, but I am really a bit...
Created By: pan06 | 07/2007 | 0 Comments
Help me! I go to UAB, and I have temporal lobe epilepsy. The doctors are not sure if my seizures are bilateral or just one side. My first video EEG said that I have bilateral TLE (mainly coming from...
Created By: BFSkinner | 07/2007 | 0 Comments
Hi all, I had surgery last week to get the VNS installed. I anticipated my voice would be gravely, and all I see on the net talks about this being the case. My main 'concern' though is the post are...
Created By: KR | 07/2007 | 2 Comments
I am 27 and have had seizures for 12 years. I have complex partial seizures and secondary generalized seizures which all originate from my left temporal lobe which, according to the MRI, has some...
Created By: Holly Sox | 07/2007 | 2 Comments
Hi everyone, I had been posting a while back, until our computer crashed. We are back online now and my son (15) is going in on 7/19 for bilateral depth electrodes and possible temporal lobe...
Created By: | 07/2007 | 3 Comments
It's been about 4 months since I had surgery at the Mayo clinic. I had a second opinion after another hospital "denied" me , or told me not to get surgery, due to my speach and memory being on the...
Created By: Nathans mom | 07/2007 | 2 Comments
We are currently investigating surgery for my almost 6 year old son. We had our first round of testing (PET, ictal and interictal scans) the week of June 11th. We're just waiting on all tests and...
Created By: quirky | 07/2007 | 5 Comments
Hi everyone, I have a question for those who have had surgery and can possibly help me out please? I am a candidate for surgery and have to go thru some tests yet before I make up my mind whether to...

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