I've got complex partial seizures with identified abnormality in my temporal lobe. Seizures are focal so my neurologist said surgery is an option I should consider, but I'm pretty scared and not sure it is worth it. My seizures aren't very bad and I could still lead a mostly-normal life but I plan to become a doctor and with sleep deprivation being a major trigger for me it may prevent me from pursuing my desire to work in a hospital (which means long hours). Im not sure about the process of… read more
Useful info eh??? Heeheehee!!! Just kidding!!! Hope ur siezure surgery went well!!! As of having surgery is a definite option!!! If u know that surgery is ur last to the end of ur serizures then go for it!!! U may already have had it, by here is the the jist if it is if ur epilepsy is coming from top frontal lobe??? Then its great to have surgery!!! 70% of the average epileptic will do great!!! But like me they lost count at 150 per day!!! I had no option but to have the surgery done!!! I got it don't Sept 11th 2003!!! During the 6 hour surgery I was woken up during the surgery & asked to speak!!! They were testing where to cut & what to cut!!! So after a while I woke up to my divorced parents were both there!!! Both of yhrm??? SURPRISE!!! Wake up!!! I was like huh OMG!!! Ur here together!!! I couldn't believe it until I actually woke up!!! Well apparently the surgery was a success..I turned out to be 1 of the 70% who the surgery worked for!!!
Once my surgery was done I began to start my life ice again!!! Because until I had the surgery i was on sooooooooooo much meds I was a zombie!!! In such high doses of meds I slept all day & night...once I had the surgery I started my life at the beginning again but on 1/2 the Amount of meds I was on!!! I couldn't believe it!!! I was so happy!!! &grateful at how the surgery went well!!! So a few years Free of seizures I was having problem & I had a grand Mal...I had suffered getting amnesia!!! I completely forgot who I was the only way I knew anything was being told every thing... over & over I had siezures when they discovered I was having being turning in to being the 30% in which the surgery not work!!! So...I have epileptic & non epileptic siezures...they can't believe it...so here I am 2020 & I. Still taking meds & I dislike them so much my stupid doctor doesn't understand why I take these meds...huh...eh???heeheehee!!!
Any questions???just ask...may take time but will answer!!!
Have a great day!!!
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Had a surgery last year and been seizure free :)
I'm having mine this Saturday=) ready n waiting. Praying for no seizures after!!
I know how you feel about leading towards a career. I went to college for a legal secretary and I had to change paths to
I agree with you about being glad I had the surgery. I only wish I didn't gain the weight afterwards and I only get mild, couple of seconds of pain headaches and the short term memory loss is difficult to deal with at times but life is so much better now without seizures!!!
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