brain surgery

  1. edepew151

    Surgery Fears...

    Hey everyone So, I've found a neurologist who believes I could be an excellent candidate for surgery. We are starting the eligibility testing this week, just to confirm. I had asked another doctor about it years ago, but was told it wouldn't work for me, even though they couldn't give me a...
  2. P

    Bovine Matrix mesh- what is the name of this product?

    Hi everyone, As stated above, I underwent brain surgery, well actually crainitomy, but when they (Abbot Northwest Hospital) decided to take off the temporarily implanted EEG grid, they used a Bovine Matrix which is supposed to help the brain repair it's self after the surgery/crainiotomy. My...
  3. 2ndchances

    Pleased to report...

    Tomorrow, I'll head downtown to the hospital by myself, for the first time in a long time... because I can! :) This appointment with my epileptologist was made back in February, when the referral was made to the surgeon after all the necessary testing was done. I remember my heart sinking...
  4. B

    Epilepsy Surgery: A Success Story

    When I was 22, I was in a state of near-constant seizing. It was terrifying, but I opted for surgery to control my seizures. I wrote an article for MTV about it - I encourage you to check it out. :) It's called "Leap Into The Unknown" on the MTV Voices UK website (though I am Canadian and had...
  5. edepew151

    Epilepsy Surgery?!?

    So I've been on 4 different medicines and I have a VNS, but I'm still having seizures quite often. I went to my neurologist last week and he said he wants me to start considering epilepsy surgery. It absolutely terrified me!!! BRAIN SURGERY?!?! I was just wondering if anybody here has had it...
  6. B

    Student life after brain surgery

    Hi everybody I'm a 23 year old student from South Africa. I've just created a blog to share how epilepsy and brain surgery has effected my student life. I see I can't post the link here yet, so I better get chatting. I had a the tip of left temporal lobe removed. I've learned so much about my...
  7. N

    Neuropsych Evaluation

    Hey all -- Next Monday morning I'm going in for Neuropsych Evaluation. As I understand it, it's a bunch of tests to measure my cognitive functioning and set a baseline to measure any future mental decline. They should have done one 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed (and when my memory was...
  8. Nancy

    Let's talk about brain surgery

    Hi Mat .... Here's the message you posted: "I know all to well about having to describe those feelings,and i hope your doing well.I am about to have surgery,left side.Can you tell me alittle about the surgery,are you back to work,if so how long were you off?How bad is the pain on a 1-10?What if...
  9. A

    Front Temporal Lobe Brain Surgery

    Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a great day!:woot: My sister was told yesterday that she is a candidate for this surgery. I was basically wondering if anyone has had this surgery or knows someone who had it? I just want to know what others have experienced. This decision should obiviously...
  10. M

    temporal lobe surgery

    Has anyone gone through Temporal lobe surgery? I just found out yesterday that i'm a candidate for it. Feedback is needed!:
  11. I

    Right temple lobe surgery

    Hello, I am new to this forum. A relative of mine was just operated on two weeks ago. She did well, right after the surgery she recognized us and doesn't seem to have any memory loss. Her eye is still a little swollen and she finds she can't watch tv or read because of it being blurry. I am...
  12. M

    Temporal lobe epilepsy surgery / New Here!

    Hi guys, I am new to the forum and would need some help. I have been suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy for almost 16 years. I have tried many medications but no good results. my doctor has suggested that I go for the surgery. I had all the tests done. All went well except the WADA where it...
  13. Zoe

    Lobotomy--Mental Health or Torture?

    Some food for thought on frontal lobotomies. " Rosemary Kennedy, sister of President John F. Kennedy, was given a lobotomy when her father complained to doctors about the 23-year-old’s moodiness and growing interest in men. The procedure was personally performed by Walter Freeman. Instead of...
  14. V

    Just finished brain surgery

    Sorry friends it's been a while. I just wanted to let you guys know what's been going on w/ me. I just recently had brain surgery about 5 weeks ago. There was scar tissue that they wanted to remove only to find that the scar was too far in the area where they speech and memory comes from so they...
  15. Tate

    Newbie who's about to undergo surgery

    hello everyone, My name is tate I am 29 years old and have had Epilepsy since I was 15, my seizures have worsened over the past 3 years in particular... I have tried a massive amount of medications in various combinations with nothing being able to control my seizures... I am currently on...
  16. E

    Surgery where electrodes are placed on brain...

    In the Cincinnati, Ohio Enquirer there was an article about a 9 yr. old girl who had surgery where they placed electrodes on her brain, then decreased her meds and over a few days a seizure occured and they were able to locate the focal point of her seizures. Has anyone ever had this surgery or...
  17. Birdbomb

    Man Dies After Surgery On Wrong Side Of Brain

    http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_236092731.html Must use link, this is copyrighted material
  18. Bernard

    Multiple Auras = Good Candidate for Epilepsy Surgery

    Experiencing Auras? You May Be a Good Candidate for Epilepsy Surgery ST. PAUL, Minn. – People with epilepsy who experience multiple auras, sensations such as a cold breeze or bright light before they have a seizure, may be good candidates for epilepsy surgery because their seizures seem to be...
  19. BIGMAN131307

    Epilepsy Videos (some **Graphic**)

    These videos contain graphic scenes of real medical procedures for Epilepsy and other associated medical problems. If you are faint of heart, or don't like the sight of blood, Don't View Them !! This is your last chance to surf away. **Note** If you get a message of no embedding blah, blah...
  20. J

    I had gamma knife surgery for TLE in 2004

    When I had my gamma knife surgery done in 2004, I was the first person in WI to have it for temporal lobe epilepsy. As far as my neurosurgeon knows, I'm still the only one to have it that has other health problems like diabetes, 2 heart attacks, bypass surgery and a methicillin resistant staph...
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