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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: Deadhead | 2005-12-18 04:03 | 3661 Views | 27 Comments

I have been having seizures since I was 12 years old.When I was younger, my seizures although not very frequent were quite severe and I usually always went into "Status" and would always have to...

Created By: Jar | 2005-12-07 20:34 | 80 Views | 0 Comments

Hi. First time here. I've had "diagnosed" epilepsy for about 8 years. I don't consider it a "pain", but my doc wants me to do this test next week where they take me off my meds and MRI, EEG,...

Created By: clunk1234567 | 2005-12-03 01:33 | 107 Views | 2 Comments

Just spent four months in hospital with a fractured skull, my third. picked up a postage stamp sized dead bit in my head. My brain must look like a railway map with all the scar tissue. I was...

Created By: ehcinelli | 2005-11-20 06:02 | 93 Views | 1 Comment

My name is Eric and I have had Epilepsy for more than 25 yrs. they have never been under complete control. So on nov. 11 I was implanted with the VNS. At first everything was going great then at...

Created By: Jenet | 2005-11-15 00:19 | 102 Views | 1 Comment

My right temporal lobe was removed 36 years ago. I find that I'm having a HORRIFIC time remembering the easiest of things, dropping names I've known forever - some of my friends think I'm just...

Created By: Anonymous | 2005-10-24 10:27 | 126 Views | 2 Comments

join us at www. health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EpilepsySurgeryGroup1/
chatroom meetings twice a week on different servers,forums up and tons of support,

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Created By: JulieSpitale | 2005-09-19 21:50 | 116 Views | 2 Comments

My 69 y.o.mother had her first seizure four weeks ago, and it was a really bad one. She went into full respiratory arrest and had to be intubated for several days. They gave her a "bolus" of...

Created By: woodlaw | 2005-09-14 15:09 | 149 Views | 4 Comments

Son has epilepsy diagnosed since 17 years old. Participated in drug/alcohol abuse for two years, which brought on his first seizures. He is now 25, clean and is working as an architect intern,...

Created By: kja326 | 2005-09-09 19:57 | 84 Views | 1 Comment

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that my sister Karen has come through her ltl surgery with flying colors. She was operated on Wed and is coming home tomorrow which is Saturday....

Created By: bvbuchanan | 2005-09-06 13:22 | 88 Views | 0 Comments

My 16-year-old daughter is a candidate for surgery. She has epilepsy with tonic-clonic seizures and lots of sub-clinical seizure activity (no physical manifestations) that interfere with learning...

Created By: kja326 | 2005-09-01 18:48 | 67 Views | 4 Comments

HI Everyone,

Wanted to let you know that my sister Karen will be having her LTL surgery on Wed , Sept 7th. Kind of nervous which is normal, but she has a great surgeon and we have put our...

Created By: hcs2424 | 2005-08-30 18:29 | 102 Views | 1 Comment

So far, it is looking like I will have surgury to remove a cavernous heamangioma from my left temporal.  I will be having my third MRI in 3 weeks to verify depth of inclusion and such. Anyone have...

Created By: mged1 | 2005-08-28 23:51 | 84 Views | 1 Comment

 Im kinda new to this site. My name is michael, Im from SC, and just recently back in April had a temperal lobatomy. Well so far so good. Im doing great just like the doctor ordered. I havent had...

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Created By: paola | 2005-08-28 15:05 | 88 Views | 1 Comment

Thx a million!Anyway I have no choice,the only thing I can do is to take all these medicines over and over again and pray that maybe one day a genious doctor will find the remedy and let me and...

Created By: jac_tx | 2005-08-27 22:25 | 78 Views | 1 Comment

Hi, Paola.  Your English is very good!  "Most doctors I asked in my country(what is Poland)told me surgery is only for people for whom epilepsy is a danger itself,for all those who do not even...

Created By: simpson_jr | 2005-08-17 22:57 | 73 Views | 3 Comments

Hi,I recently read an article on memoryloss in a dutch epilepsy-magazine. It said that surgery and VNS can help a lot of epileptics with memoryproblems. My story...28 years back I started noticing...

Created By: winders54 | 2005-08-13 23:39 | 443 Views | 8 Comments

I am having a Wada test in a few weeks. I dont know what to expect other than the vague and somewhat scary description I have read from my doctors. Has anyone been through this teat who can tell...

Created By: dfriedman | 2005-08-10 20:12 | 86 Views | 4 Comments

Hello everyone, I am in a pickle.  a couple of months ago I spent 2 weeks in the hospital to catch a seizure.  I was already scheduled for surgery but my doctor wanted to see one more because the...

Created By: sophie3272 | 2005-07-31 13:04 | 226 Views | 7 Comments

I have reflex reading epilepsy, which has been extremely difficult to treat since I was diagnosed 3 years ago.  Have gone through drug after drug.  Have myoclonic, GTC, and partial complex...

Created By: EHammarstrom | 2005-07-14 15:15 | 161 Views | 6 Comments

Hello All,I am a 40 year old male who has had E all of my life. I am dealing with it well, sometimes (like all of us), I wish I didnt have E. I know that is selfish for there are people worse off...

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