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What's The RNS Recovery Like?
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Hi, I haven't been on here in like a year but on August 11th I'll be having the RNS surgery and was wondering if anyone else here has had the same surgery. I just want to know how I'll feel afterward and if I'll be in pain.

I'm a film major and I have been offered the role of an art director/cinematographer for a video and I would love to accept the position but I don't want to say yes if the aftermath of my surgery will get in the way. All I would be doing is having zoom meetings with the… read more

posted July 20, 2020
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

One question can You get a lap top computer to use when this test is happening that is if You are going to be stuck in bed etc. I am using a Kindle Fire right now, and I am writing this while I'm listening to music in my bed. Some stores give discounts to a person that has a "problem". Check the Epilepsy Foundation for some help. Some laptops are not that expensive anymore. I had something to keep me entertained when I had the depth electrodes test. Take the job, it will be good for gaining experience, and the test may give Your Dr.'s some answers.

posted July 20, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have not had RNS surgery. Personally I think You should take that position. I don't know anything about cinematography or how difficult that job will be. That job is an opportunity to learn more and get some more experience doing something You want to. It is also something You can put on a future resume. Future employers want to see what You have done in the past, the more experience You have the better. Take this position, it may available in the future. Good Luck.

posted July 20, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member. Definitely take the job. you may never get that chance again. Then go with the flow. it will most likely be a good diversion tool and you wont be sitting there focusing on how you feel. Go at your own pace

posted July 22, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I think he just gave me the average time it takes for most patients. I was told the full recovery time is about 2 weeks for being able to be active again and go back to school. But that I'll only need about a week before I can do work from home on my computer.

posted July 20, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Recovery of any surgery depends on the patient. Everyone is different. The doctor says 5 to 7 days of recovery, that might be just to get over the surgery. Did the surgeon ever discuss with you the time it will take for your system to adjust to a change of a new device in the body? Will there need to be a change in your medication? After i had an ablation surgery, i still had to take my meds and make adjustments every now and then. What i am saying is, is the surgeon comparing the recovery of their last patient with you and hoping it will be a repeat?

posted July 20, 2020

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