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How Did VNS Surgery Go For Everyone That Had It? I`m Getting It On The 18th And I`m Kinda Scared.

How Did VNS Surgery Go For Everyone That Had It? I`m Getting It On The 18th And I`m Kinda Scared.

posted December 28, 2017
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I do a LOT of research and am trying medical marijuana next month. I, personally, would never try VNS. I'd research and try Visualase MRI guided laser surgery first.

posted December 28, 2017 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The surgery is piece of cake! Trust the surgeon and you have nothing to worry about. It's a basic surgery. They put you under and then you wake up in a bed. The rep will be around keeping you calm and the surgeon will check on you.

You stay in the hospital over night and it really just depends on your pain threshold. I thought the pain was minimal. Took pain meds for one day.

It'll leave a few minor scars. Whether or not it works? I mean nothing is 100%. Hopefully it'll work.

posted December 28, 2017
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

No problems for me. Went smoothly.

posted February 24, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Hope you’re ok.

posted February 14, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It really helps

posted January 14, 2018

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