Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: ladybug | 2006-07-21 13:02 | 1534 Views | 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 | 1418 Views | 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 | 274 Views | 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 | 179 Views | 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 | 533 Views | 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 | 572 Views | 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...

Created By: corgilady | 2006-06-19 19:39 | 354 Views | 4 Comments

Yes they call today to schedule my surgery. My stomach sank as we talked. Quite a reality check when the phone call comes. I hope that the number 7 is luckey for me 7-7-06. Anyone that would like...

Created By: mommy2kyra | 2006-06-19 14:54 | 334 Views | 5 Comments

I had my left temporal lobe resection 3 months ago, and testing begins tomarrow. We will see how successful the surgery was. I am a basket case (for many reasons, which I'm sure you can understand...

Created By: RBLWMN | 2006-06-17 19:41 | 589 Views | 4 Comments

My daughter had the "epilepsy surgery" in October of 2004. It has had wonderful effects for her. She still has absence & simple partials but NO grand mals, thank the Lord.

She was at...

Created By: trulyblessed | 2006-06-15 10:56 | 413 Views | 2 Comments

I am scheduled for plastic surgery and a re-implantation of my VNS device that once again has come unanchored on July 7th. I have had my device installed since September of 2004 with no luck of...

Created By: chvr | 2006-05-31 12:40 | 341 Views | 3 Comments

i am wondering if anyone has had persistant double vision following surgery. i had right temperal surgery alomost three week ago now. At first my double vision was everywhere, Now it seems that...

Created By: norma4797 | 2006-05-30 14:22 | 472 Views | 6 Comments

Hi, this is my first time on this list and posting. My daughter Claudia has had epilepsy now for 3 years. She is an active, beautiful and very social 8 year old and is an only child. She has...

Created By: vande_2004 | 2006-05-20 19:31 | 302 Views | 1 Comment

My name is Greg. In 1990 i underwent surgery in which a part of the cerebral cortex (outer layer of the brain) was removed from both my left frontal & left temporal lobes. After undergoing...

Created By: chumtochatwith | 2006-05-10 09:46 | 421 Views | 2 Comments

Well, I am new to this site. I am going to have left temporal lobectomy done in June of 2006. I can't wait! (I must be crazy or something!lol) I was diagnosed thirteen years ago and have...

Created By: Nathan24 | 2006-05-09 19:46 | 366 Views | 4 Comments

I just started these chat rooms for epilepsy and I have had epilepsy for most of my life. I have gone through tegretol, keppra, and lamictal. I am scheduled for depth wire testing on the 31st. If...

Created By: jefftj | 2006-04-28 20:25 | 330 Views | 2 Comments

WOW! I saw my neurosurgeon on Wed. and he said MRIs look just as excpected. I've gone 47 days without a problem, a record for me.I wasn't a candidate for temporal lobe surgery because of health...

Created By: lynanne | 2006-04-26 22:52 | 5301 Views | 23 Comments

This ? has been asked before, but I'll try again. not much response to the last person who asked. i guess not many people have frontal lobe surgery. my 25yo daughter may be a good candidate for it...

Created By: waves5 | 2006-04-26 02:04 | 254 Views | 1 Comment

I was born with a benign glinoma brain tumor and had right temporal surgery as a child at age 9 to stop complex seizures. I have been having auras ever since teens and suffered depression/...

Created By: acudetox | 2006-04-22 22:05 | 865 Views | 9 Comments

My Wife underwent Left Temporal Lobectomy Surgery Last Year in Jan 2005. After being home for 3 days after a week after the surgery everything was fine, then on the 4th day I think it was she...

Created By: Stephie51 | 2006-04-22 10:09 | 256 Views | 0 Comments

My son has damage to his peripheral vision(left upper fields of both eyes due to a Right occipital tumor.It might have become a little worse after the tumor removal but it's still early to tell...

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