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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: meinmo | 2011-08-05 17:22 | 352 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...

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Created By: FDAslave | 2011-07-26 20:25 | 168 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 | 272 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 | 165 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 | 157 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...

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Created By: niffer04 | 2011-06-23 12:38 | 301 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 | 149 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 | 331 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 | 297 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 | 471 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 | 295 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 | 1019 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 | 239 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 | 199 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 | 373 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 | 212 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 | 134 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 | 726 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 | 133 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 | 341 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...

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