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Old 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM
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surgery and seizures... generic surgery..


on sunday i broke my shoulder from a tonic clonic... surgeon wants to screw my upper arm into the socket essentially because i dented the head of my upper arm bone..my concern is... ill prolly have more tonic clonic seizures... do i really want metal screws and objects in my shoulder in the future when that happens? anyone have experience?
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:34 PM
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I had screws put in my back the beginning of this year. I very rarely have tonic clonic seizures and when I do have them I usually don't fall or things like that. I've actually caused more injuries to myself when I have a partial seizure.

I didn't have a second thought about having the screws in because I haven't had any back pain since, which I did for years before I had it done.

The only bad thing about it is that you can't have an MRI. However I have a VNS so I'm unable to have one any way. If you're not worried about that then I'd say have it done.
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Dec. 2012 I had my thyroid taken out due to cancer (thankfully it was contained). Never had a seizure during or after the procedure. Not for about a week after.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:55 PM
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Since I was having surgery on my spine the dr warned me that if I were to have a seizure while under anesthesia things might happen, like being paralyzed. He said that it's very unlikely for people to have seizures under anesthesia because your body is very relaxed.

It was a few days after the surgery that I had a seizure.
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