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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: woodlaw | 2005-09-14 15:09 | 133 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 | 70 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 | 74 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 | 54 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 | 88 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 | 73 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 | 70 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 | 69 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 | 61 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 | 420 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 | 74 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 | 208 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 | 143 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...

Created By: Anonymous | 2005-07-10 23:20 | 132 Views | 0 Comments

Several years after my seizures started in 1987, I started believing that it had something to do with my digestive system. Ever since July 1994, I know it does. With my problems always starting...

Created By: adam | 2005-07-10 07:50 | 709 Views | 8 Comments

I am afraid of cataract surgery if I have a seizure. How can I protect myself and is injury inevitable or not?

Created By: dfriedman | 2005-06-24 01:10 | 54 Views | 1 Comment

Hello everyone,Thank you for your kind words and support.  Here is what happened.   A couple of weeks before the surgery date a group of people came over to my house and prayed over me.  They...

Created By: suten | 2005-06-11 16:54 | 1588 Views | 36 Comments

Doctor suggested my using VNS and I hate idea. I need to know you if you've used it?

Created By: lovinlife78 | 2005-06-09 21:03 | 92 Views | 2 Comments

After years of adjusting his medicine, my boyfriend's neurologist referred him to a specialist (who was outside of his insurance network). His insurance honored the referral and approved a...

Created By: dfriedman | 2005-06-06 08:04 | 631 Views | 26 Comments

Hello everyone,I am having a temproal lobectomy on June 14.  Anyone out there have this surgery?  Please share.Diana

Created By: chic | 2005-05-24 17:11 | 122 Views | 2 Comments

Our daughter has just done a video eeg. We thought the seizures were comming from the temporal lobe, but have now found they are originating in the parietal lobe. She goes for MRI tomorrow to see...

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