I have had Epilepsy 4 about 55 years and still do I had a VNS fitted in March and switched on in April I have gone from 5 2 10 Epileptic seizurers a week now I have had about 10 Epileptic seizurers in about 10 weeks the best thing I have ever done many thanks Alan x 🇬🇧
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , I too had The VNS implant. The power box died after 5 years using it. It didn’t work well in my case ( I still have the dead power box ). I still had the same a out of seizures. My Epileptologist, even had the VNS up to the highest setting.
The actual brain surgery, is where they remove part of the brain 🧠 where the seizures are active.
It takes up to seven years to see if the surgery worked
I was told theoretically, if this technology was around when I was a child , it could of been possible to remove all of seizure tissue from the brain and have a seizure free life. The child keeps growing, while the brain is developing, until adulthood.
Now if your talking about as an adult, that’s a different answer. Having a brain surgery for example, is different to everyone. The first step is whether we are qualified or not. Even when we are qualified, the results will differ between everyone. Our seizure activities or the area of the brain causing our seizures are all different from one another. This all so means that we will get different results. Some of us may become seizure free. Some of us may not become seizure free, but still have good overall result.
If you had epilepsy as a child and still have it as an adult, then my opinionated answer would be yes. If you were already an adult, then I don’t feel it matters on how long you lived with your seizures and Epilepsy.
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