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Did Epilepsy Surgery Affect Your Artistic Abilities?

Did Epilepsy Surgery Affect Your Artistic Abilities?

My neurologist has discussed surgical options with me and I'm I was leaving them as a last resort because it scares the crap out of me. But now I'm starting to run out of options with medications. So I have a question for those of you who have had experiences with surgery (preferably laser ablation or gamma knife). I'm an artist, and I suffer from seizures located in my right temporal lobe. Did any of you that had surgery in that area lose any artistic… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I havent had the surgery also have right temporal lobe gelastic seizures. What I have lost is an interest in reading books. I hope you dont lose the ability . that would devastate me.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I didn't lose any ability. I had seizures coming from my right temporal lobe too. When I was 16, brain surgery was performed to remove that lobe in August of 2002. I was seizure-free for 1.5 years. They've started back up but I still have the talent to make bead jewelry. And I have adult coloring books to color in.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@wasp 😪

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i have complex partials and had left hemispherectomy in 2001. i had a range of seizures every hour. now its an aura at night. my right side is less than the left and my right hand do not do anything. my mind is there but i cant think of what i am saying.
i had the worst type of seizures and i am fine, for the most part. and i didnt have the laser thing. drs has perfected it even more seance i had surgery.

posted almost 3 years ago
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