i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
Have had my VNS for 19 years. Don't know how I ever lived without it. The feeling of freedom and not being afraid to go out in public is unbelievable. Have gotten of off a lot of drugs, feel a lot better because of that, have gotten the battery changed 3 times. Very simple and quick surgery.
Any questions just ask.
The VNS goes under your skin on the left side you are given a band that goes around your arm or there is one that hooks on your loop of your pants .When you feel a seizure coming on you swipe the VNS that's under your skin .But ask your Dr and see what he says .About 45 minutes to an hour surgery .Mine don't stop all of them but does others just something to talk to your Dr about .Your friend .Rick Wininger let me know how you come out
I did it to my daughter at the age of 9, she is 17 now and hasn't had to have it replaced yet. All I really now is that it is wired to your brain stem, and you swipe it during a seizure (which can make you cough a lot).