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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: bonner11 | 2011-06-17 22:06 | 569 Views | 8 Comments

Hi! All! My doctor is suggesting that I should have surgery. I'm undecided though because about 14yrs ago I was put in the hospital to see if I was a canidate for brain surgery. Except the...

Created By: happygirl | 2011-06-09 04:23 | 460 Views | 4 Comments

It is nearly a year since my surgery and aside 2 seizures, periods of lapses in concentration, and ability to comprehend basic tasks at times all seems to be going good.

My question is...

Created By: deep c | 2011-06-06 18:51 | 803 Views | 12 Comments

I just got back from seeing my neurologist regarding the results of a depth electrode EEG a couple weeks ago.

I will be going ahead with surgery in July. I have damage in the temporal lobe...

Created By: Monkie | 2011-04-24 21:55 | 490 Views | 5 Comments

I have had "E" for about 20 years and while the medication works to stop Tonic Clonic seizures none of the medication I have taken has done anything to stop the Simple Partial and Complex Partial...

Created By: peytonwelch | 2011-04-23 16:21 | 1535 Views | 18 Comments

Well...Surgery on my front, left temporal lobe is NOW COMPLETE!  Approx. 4 inches was removed.  It has been a little over 4 weeks and I am seizure free thus far!  I...

Created By: tiffinaz | 2011-04-23 02:08 | 340 Views | 0 Comments

Hi Everyone. I am wondering if anyone has any information about the Gamma Knife procedure for epilepsy?? I have bilateral periventricular heterotopia and have already had surgery that diddn't work...

Created By: cass30 | 2011-04-19 17:56 | 280 Views | 0 Comments

Can anyone tell me is it normal that after 15 months from surgery where for the first 15 months i have had no tonic clonic seizures and simple and complex partial seizures reduced by about 80%....

Created By: Kenny782 | 2011-04-19 03:58 | 578 Views | 4 Comments

I'm 28, I've had epilepsy since 13 or 14 for no good reason.

I've been going to NYU for the last 3 years (doctor #3) and they've run me through the last few pills I hadn't been on. I don...

Created By: cannas | 2011-04-15 16:40 | 336 Views | 2 Comments

Dull week in general, no seizures, although my veeg throughout the week was again abnormal. Took me off my meds and remembered what I used to feel like (I respond very well to meds but I guess not...

Created By: mandyjane | 2011-04-13 12:07 | 195 Views | 0 Comments

I had surgery for my epilepsy after 40 yearsof suffering with it, six months ago. Yet still regularlyget goosepimples which always used to be the beginnings of my fits do others have this and is...

Created By: susan57 | 2011-04-07 16:41 | 1001 Views | 5 Comments

Our son Sean had surgery Jan 26, 2010. He is down syndrome. It has cut his seizures in half. He woke up after a week and was paralazyed, couldn't not speak, eat . He couldn't not breathe on his...

Created By: rnlora | 2011-04-06 17:26 | 206 Views | 0 Comments

I am a RN that was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2007 at the age of 32. All testing normal, EEG, MRI, CT....but witnessed seizure activity by fellow nurses and doctors. After trying to control my...

Created By: porterhouse | 2011-04-04 20:22 | 537 Views | 6 Comments

I am trying to decide whether or not to have surgery.  I have a question for those that have had surgery.  Are you able to take care of yourself after surgery or do you need assistance?  I am not...

Created By: GodivaGirl | 2011-04-02 22:39 | 399 Views | 3 Comments

Hi,
I'm not sure if it is life that is overwhelming, or what, but I thought I'd ask.
Right now, I'm on Topomax 200mg 2 x day, Keppra 750 3 x day, Clobazam 20mg 2 x day, as some time...

Created By: Massey | 2011-03-15 11:32 | 584 Views | 6 Comments

Can you recommend one for a 22 year old?

 We're out of hope with the numerous delays at the facility that is 'treating' his epilepsy now.

Created By: msuldan | 2011-03-12 20:44 | 327 Views | 1 Comment

Has anyone had surgery at Johns Hopkins? I would be interested in hearing about the inpatient stay, the care received, the post-surgery care, etc. ( and does the surgeon insist on shaving your...

Created By: msuldan | 2011-03-07 14:48 | 552 Views | 5 Comments

Does anyone have a particular physician to recommend at NYU' s Epilepsy Center? I am looking for a second opinion with a neurologist, for a discussion about surgery.

Created By: walktall | 2011-03-03 15:00 | 531 Views | 7 Comments

Hi everybody,

I have had epilepsy since I was 15, never been able to control it so my neurologist sent me to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Il where a team of amazing...

Created By: stephanieev | 2011-02-18 13:17 | 536 Views | 0 Comments

My husband  Bryan was diagnosed with a Ganglioglioma Tumor two months ago.  He is choosing to remove the tumor and is scheduled for the 8th of March for a Awake Brain...

Created By: phylisfjohnson | 2011-02-18 10:56 | 308 Views | 0 Comments

Regardless of your age or epilepsy syndrome, all patients of all ages deserve the possibility of living seizure-free. And for those with intractable seizures, surgery is often the answer. But it...

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