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I've Got A Strange Feeling They're Going To Turn Me Down For This VNS Stimulater. Am I Over Weight For It

I've Got A Strange Feeling They're Going To Turn Me Down For This VNS Stimulater. Am I Over Weight For It

I'm 6ft 5 and about 15/15½st and subconsciously I believe they're going to tell me your over weight for this operation and it's really concerning me and kinda stressing me out a lot to be honest. Am I over weight for the operation please help

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don’t think they would turn you down for this surgery over weight. So I wouldn’t worry about that. If they turn you down there Has to be another reason? so if they do, then ask for that reason of why.

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I haven't heard of anybody denied the VNS because of their weight. The last thing you need to stress on is your weight. Just hope the pandemic doesn't get worse and cancel the surgery.

posted 10 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member
Why do you have a strange feeling they’re going to turn you down? Did you bring it up and they said no? Or are they thinking about it and going to let you know? I mean I understand that completely being turned down because I Kept bringing up that surgery and fight with my neurologist for three years but finally when my back up neurologist found out I was a candidate for the VNS she talked my neurologist into it. I mean my neurologist that I work with she kept turning me down because she kept saying it might not work or she gave me all the side effects that could happen when I had to use the magnet and I understood but she still kept saying no until my back a neurologist had a conversation with her and then I finally got the surgery. But why do you think you have a strange feeling, what did they say? I mean I don’t know what Plan B would be because I don’t know what type of seizures you have and what other plan there would be. But my Plan B was bitch bitch bitch until I got my way. I would not let go, that was my Plan B! 😂

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

So then prepare yourself with a Plan B. Ask the doctors what else they could recommend a VNS doesn’t work what else would? Questions possible other medication‘s that you have the most updated information and test results is for a copy of all the test results OK and take it take them with you because all those test are good for your neurologist of whoever you have OK so if they do can you down and start a Plan B find a recommendation of different medications maybe at a different level and everything else already had tried work for you but doesn’t and everybody else is tired of it look at all the medication like I did think of a different doctor if you want to try something different and new everything else is up to you maybe you are in charge of your body and everything else to respect your body and your mind and your soul and that’s what’s important if you can’t put things in mother earths my grandmother believed in that my acted my father did my mother she didn’t for some crazy reason but that got her cancer by my grandma because I was raised by her grandfather so when I was raised by then I’d like to have in their habits and their lifestyle be 91 so that was a great feeling worked for who I work for what I got into I always eat clean and everything pork and very little red meat on Saturdays or Sundays pork and chicken or anything else. And she vegetables and she need a whole bunch of cookies either cake and cookies she believed in old German style carrots celery and when I got home from school snack black olives and green olives as well I loved it I didn’t eat junk food so what I was 13 and I had to look at my mom because I got transferred to tickle school she wanted me to eat and I didn’t have her eating habits and eating all that junk food and I didn’t fall and that have it either because I didn’t eat it either didn’t have a taste for it I never really developed a taste for us I hope this helps you a little bit I know I rattled but can I go on but sometimes I think that’s important to learn a lifestyle of one to help develop your own my style for yourself I’m a big person who loves to garden as well I like anything out of my own backyard raise anything in it and that is very important most important to me pull weeds or you spray it with vinegar and water it’s natural and it kills weeds real well have a great day and I hope this helps you.

posted 10 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That useful to know

posted 9 months ago
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