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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: pfincher | 2011-12-15 11:10 | 666 Views | 22 Comments

Hi All,

About two months ago I finished all necessary pre-operative testing needed to determine if I was a candidate for surgery. My epileptologist sent me to the local Neurosurgeon...

Created By: r0xmyface0ff | 2011-11-18 16:00 | 134 Views | 0 Comments

Hello all!
I had a golf ball sized benign tumor removed from my right temporal lobe in June of 2010. It has been quite some time, but I still experience pain near the incision site. This...

Created By: crussell29 | 2011-11-08 21:24 | 306 Views | 5 Comments

I had my first seizure February 2010. I was away at college in my apartment talking to my mom on the phone then the next thing I knew I was at the hospital. My mom said I started crying saying I...

Created By: dashaday | 2011-11-07 23:48 | 398 Views | 3 Comments

Hello,

My name is Dasha and I have complex partial seizures in my left temporal
lobe (hippocampus). I have been on ten different medicines in the last 3
years and none of...

Created By: maria08 | 2011-11-02 15:38 | 466 Views | 13 Comments

My 18 year old son has Partiol complex siezures on the left temporal lobe. Wada test showed when they numbed left side of brain he couldn't speak.  So if he has the left side removed he may or...

Created By: Beeba | 2011-11-01 08:11 | 374 Views | 6 Comments

 

Hi everyone,

I had left temporal surgery 3 years ago when I was 24, and just wondered if anyone else has got depresssed since having the surgery, and self conscious about the...

Created By: pfincher | 2011-10-13 15:22 | 248 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,

I am preparing to soon have Left Temporal Lobe Surgery to be performed by Dr. Fernando Vale in Tampa, Fl. Everything I have read and know about him and the Tampa General Hospital...

Created By: pfincher | 2011-10-13 13:42 | 194 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,

About 6 months ago I was referred to an Epileptologist and have since been testing to see if I was a candidate for surgery to control my seizures that I have been dealing with the...

Created By: s10sleeper | 2011-10-06 22:08 | 214 Views | 0 Comments

Having epilepsy my whole life and starting medication around 1993, with very little luck from the neurologists, I was finally sent to an epileptologist around 2007. They tried another combination...

Created By: Jenny.Hope | 2011-09-27 22:56 | 208 Views | 2 Comments

I went in for my right temp lob surgery on Sept 14th. The pain has reduced drastically, I haven't noticed any changes in my brain functions just yet and my energy level is so low. I sleep all the...

Created By: brydy23 | 2011-09-27 11:38 | 907 Views | 12 Comments

Hi, this is my first post

I'm 22 and have had partial complex seizures my whole life. I've recently been looking into surgery now that I've graduated college and want to live out on my...

Created By: GodivaGirl | 2011-09-25 20:57 | 129 Views | 0 Comments

Hi There,

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Created By: judith1 | 2011-09-18 17:01 | 122 Views | 0 Comments

Am all ready to be scheduled for a left anterior temporal lobectomy and trying to understand the memory loss I will have and how it will affect my everyday life. Do you just have trouble recalling...

Created By: Straight Edge Champ | 2011-08-27 11:39 | 131 Views | 0 Comments

I have had problems controlling my seizures since senior year of high school after being taken off Dilantin and they've been getting worse everytime I've been transferred to another doctor who has...

Created By: meinmo | 2011-08-05 17:22 | 298 Views | 5 Comments

My husband has had seizures since he was 18-months-old. He has been told that all his seizures are coming from a scar on his left temporal lobe. He has been on many medications that have not...

VNS
Created By: FDAslave | 2011-07-26 20:25 | 155 Views | 0 Comments

I'm considering the VNS implant and was curious about how much strength training would be possible with the device in place? Would bench-pressing to enlarge pectoral muscles make the implant start...

Created By: phylisfjohnson | 2011-07-19 17:06 | 241 Views | 1 Comment

Revolutionary laser surgery — a safer, less invasive alternative to brain surgery as we know it — has slowly been achieving success with brain...

Created By: deep c | 2011-07-18 03:34 | 153 Views | 0 Comments

Hi all- I haven't been on long, it's been five days in the hospital with the surgery, and I just got home this evening. I had Left Temporal lobectomy on wednesday last week. Recovery has not been...

Created By: happygirl | 2011-07-12 04:45 | 145 Views | 0 Comments

Hi there,

Firstly - I am so happy it is not 12th July, 2010 as that was the date that I had my TLE surgery. I have had a couple of seizures since then but nothing major.

My...

VNS
Created By: niffer04 | 2011-06-23 12:38 | 253 Views | 4 Comments

Hi everyone.  I wanted to hear from those of you who have had VNS and the success or failures that you may have experienced.  I have a 12 year old son who has been having seizures since the age of...

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