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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: pfincher | 2011-10-13 15:22 | 240 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 | 177 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 | 198 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 | 193 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 | 863 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 | 122 Views | 0 Comments

Hi There,

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Created By: judith1 | 2011-09-18 17:01 | 114 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 | 122 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 | 272 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 | 146 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 | 223 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 | 139 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 | 136 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 | 232 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...

Created By: william_fontaine | 2011-06-18 21:00 | 126 Views | 0 Comments

Has anyone experienced problems (memory and stress) at a fast-paced, memory-intesive job as a result of a left temporal lobectory?  I had the operation done several years ago, and it has...

Created By: bonner11 | 2011-06-17 22:06 | 229 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 | 230 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 | 328 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 | 219 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 | 765 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...

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