Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: Kelly G. | 2006-08-26 07:56 | 4 Comments

I am ready to choke the people who work for the state and don't seem to care about anyone else. I finally have my surgery planned to help stop my seizures, on Sept 27th at Albany Medical Center...

Created By: catfishwink | 2006-08-23 15:19 | 0 Comments

Hi my name is Dan Winkowitsch I had brain surgery for epileptic seizures 7 years ago at Rochester Min.I am from Dumont ia it is a relief for me that i have not had a seizure for that long of time....

Created By: janeart | 2006-08-22 12:23 | 1 Comment

Hi,
Our neurologists are suggesting we look into surgery for our three year old. She has quite a bit of brain damage on the rt side possibly from stroke (we adopted at 12 mos & have no...

Created By: maryhenley | 2006-08-21 19:10 | 10 Comments

Just checking, I had the test done last week and the bruising is getting worse as is the swelling. Also have a smallish lump at the cathater site. Has anyone else here experienced this following...

Created By: WendyBendy | 2006-08-18 14:49 | 13 Comments

I went to the doctor Tuesday and told him I had 2 more seizures this past month. I have at least 2 a month and have tried Dilantin (still on), Keppra, Topamax, Zonegran (just started), Depakote......

Created By: rsuarez | 2006-08-17 07:57 | 2 Comments

Our 20 yr. old daughter is having a functional hemispherectomy on Sept. 11, 2006. Does anyone have or know of anyone who has had this procedure done? She already has left hemiparisys and suffers...

Created By: danasdad | 2006-08-11 16:30 | 0 Comments

My daughter is being considered for a Corpus Callosotomy. She is 36 years old and has had intractable seizures since early childhood. She has a VNS which she has had for over 10 years.

I...

Created By: shannon1220 | 2006-08-09 23:52 | 29 Comments

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with cortext dysplasia or cortical dysplasia? This is what my 10 yr old son has now been diagnosed with pending an mri - he recently had a pet scan...

Created By: dacostan | 2006-08-09 15:56 | 1 Comment

Hello, I was hoping someone out there can help me. My sister, who just turned 30, recently underwent front temporal lobe surgery. 4 months have passed and she isn't having seizures anymore...

VNS
Created By: tbrdman | 2006-08-07 13:57 | 4 Comments

Anyone out there still talking about VNS? I have had mine since Dec. 2004 and believe now that it screwed up my nerves. I didn't even notice it for about 10 months, except for the hoarseness in...

Created By: CLC | 2006-08-03 11:42 | 7 Comments

My little boy (8 years old) will be having a VNS put in on Aug.22. I have been looking for information to tell me more about how it will affect him. He doesn't understand how to communicate hurt...

Created By: Kelly G. | 2006-08-01 11:21 | 2 Comments

I've had seizures for 11 years now. My memory is fading, with names very hard to remember, sentences that come out wrong -'I have to close that,' when it's 'I have to turn that off.' and i'm only...

Created By: jessicarozen | 2006-07-28 21:45 | 7 Comments

Hello,

Our 3-year-old daughter has had seizures since she was 9 mo old. She was diagnosed with infantile spasms. She is significantly developmentally delayed, on numerous medication and...

Created By: ackling17 | 2006-07-24 12:58 | 21 Comments

i have had complex partial seizures since i was 8. they r controled but not very well, i take lamicatl 200am 200pm and sometimes i get double vision and feel sick from it. also if i miss one...

Created By: ladybug | 2006-07-21 13:02 | 24 Comments

Hey all,

Well, I have my surgery scheduled. I go in on the 21st of August for brain mapping and have the surgery on the 25th.

I've read all the material out there about surgery AND...

Created By: sallyshredder | 2006-07-14 11:52 | 10 Comments

Hi there,

I know it's too early to ask, but I was hoping for feedback. I can't help but wonder about the surgery effects, even though the option has not yet come up.

My goal is to...

Created By: maleki | 2006-07-12 08:01 | 0 Comments

hi
i need surgery for my illness epilepsy

since 1986 when i was 17 years my epilepsy was started during one shock in hot whether and tiredness and up to now i have and also i...

Created By: Jonathan82 | 2006-07-09 13:47 | 0 Comments

Has anyone on here had temporal lobe surgery at Johns Hopkins? I will be on August 3rd. Just curious, nervous, etc...

Created By: dgpatel | 2006-06-28 22:12 | 7 Comments

Hello All,

I have had seizures since I was 10... now I am 26. I have been through alot as many of you.... I don't know exactly how I became epileptic.... I thought it was due to a blow to...

Created By: trese291 | 2006-06-20 12:39 | 5 Comments

My 8 yr old son has intractable epilepsy. He is severely developmentally delayed and three seizures meds plus the VNS. The latest "treatment" the doctors want to try is corpus callosotomy. I...

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