Has anyone have there LTL hippocampus area removed ?
What did you feel like afterward, were you able to talk, were you dizzy etc...
How long did this all last.
I was told my seizures could jump to my rt brain once removed from lft because I have had them for so long.
i was 15 when i had the left hemispherectomy (left brain was disconnected and a little part of my left brain was removed). i was asleep during the surgery and when i awoke i didnt notice the surgery until i talked. i had to walk and talk again, and sometimes i will do a "tune up" therapy. after the surgery, it took me about a week or so for speech and months for walking normal.
I am 8 1/2 months postop for L mesial temporal lobe epilepsy...with focus on left hippocampus removal. So far, so good! I have stayed positive but things are not 100% guaranteed. I try not to think about the negatives. I have weaned Keppra and so far I am doing well. Perhaps my short term memory is a tiny bit off but I could be over exaggerating. I was not dizzy and was able to talk after surgery. I was only in the hospital for 3 days and 2 nights. Stay positive and just see what the doctors have to say. Epilepsy effects everyone so differently! Best of luck! Just stay positive!
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member you are lucky. i use to have seizures every couple of hours. after the surgery i only have 1 spaceout seizure (auras) at night. that and when i am sick.
If your LTL surgery removes the cause of your epilepsy I see no reason why it should recur on the right side of your brain. I had epilepsy for just under 50 years before my right temporal lobe was removed. However If surgery results in a scar, then this might cause further epilepsy. It did for me but I now have nothing like the problems I was having before surgery. In fact my epilepsy now is so well controlled I get only 2 or 3 seizures a year. I can live with that.