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Where I had my surgery the team of specialists who are part of the epilepsy program I was through for my surgery had their meetings every Friday morning in which they would decide if the patients in for the monitoring were candidates for surgery.CQ, must be a unique experience waiting while a whole team of surgeons decides your fate. =P I'm glad only one team member was repulsive to you, LOL! It sounds like for you they decided rather quickly--the data must have just flowed out of you while you were there, haha!
I did spend the morning they had their meeting wondering what the decision would be & when the epitiologist came to see me I was nervous well as excited lol.
As I already mentioned I met the epitiologist in June 2010 then once he told me he thought I was a good candidate for surgery he put me on the list for their epilepsy program. The programs epilepsy nurse contacted me not long after then started arranging my pre surgery appts.
Because I live approx 4 hours away from the hospital the epilepsy nurse knew how hard it was for me to get to the hospital so she would try to fit in as many appts & tests as she could during the times I was there.
- I had my 1st set of tests in September 2010 which were the PET, SPECT & MRI.
-I had my weeks stay in hospital for my VEEG in November 2010 which turned out to be busy because every day I had someone coming in to see me to talk to me, whether it was one of the specialists or students (I didnt mind talking to the students because they to had to learn).
I met my Neuropsychologist on the Tuesday which was when she explained to me what her role is & more about the surgery.
I met the other Neuropsychologist on the Wedensday & had the Neuropsych evaluation.
I met the psychiatrist on the Friday
When I was in for the VEEG I only had a couple of auras but with all the other information the specialists had gathered it was enough for them to make their decision.
The only other pre surgery test I had to have 2 days before the surgery was an eye test. I can't remember the actual name of the eye test but it was the one where you had one eye covered with a patch, had to look through a little hole with the other eye then little dots would pop up in different directions & you had to press a button each time you saw a dot. Once you did one eye you then had to do the next eye.