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Extratemporal Cortical Resection

Extratemporal Cortical Resection

Well , first off, this isnt a question, it’s a point of the scientific matter. After my craniotomy, with permission from my epileptologist, my family pitched in and got me a good amount of marijuana. Since then, ive had 3 neuro-psych evaluations. After having a 1/3 of my brain removed , with cognitive therapy, literally my IQ went up 14 points from the last test 8 years ago.my full scale IQ from the last test is 106. What really surprised me was my Perceptual Reasoning Index IQ… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good luck.

posted 25 days ago

Has Anyone Had Surgery For Cortical Dysplasia ? And What Were Your Results ?

Has Anyone Had Surgery For Cortical Dysplasia ? And What Were Your Results ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Eric Fuentes,
Look up on Google and type focal cortical dysplasia. Your answer is right there!

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

Has Anyone With A Child With Cortical Dysphasia Tried Using Cannabis Oil As A Treatment,if So Has It Been Effective?

Has Anyone With A Child With Cortical Dysphasia Tried Using Cannabis Oil As A Treatment,if So Has It Been Effective?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi EllenM Sorry it took so long to answer you. I m just realizing now at the age of 55 that smoking pot totally stopped my seizures. I started smoking… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Temporal Lobe Resection

Temporal Lobe Resection

How does seizure surgery work?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Gutted to read this I suffer temporal lobe but it's too deep in the brain to be operated so had to settle for VNS x

posted about 4 years ago

Has Anyone Had The Temporal Lobe Resection If So How Was The Surgery For You And Would You Reccot

Has Anyone Had The Temporal Lobe Resection If So How Was The Surgery For You And Would You Reccot

I want to know if the Temporal Lobe Resection would be something that I could be considering than the VNS, if so I just want advice from patients who have had it and let me know there experience.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had one and it has lessened my seizures and changed them.do what you think is right write down every question you have about it and ask doctors… read more

posted 10 months ago

Sadness After Surgery

Sadness After Surgery

Has anyone felt sad for no real reason after having the resection or phase two surgery?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Don't be sad though Michelle, my 2nd Surgery was a failure but now I don't let it bother me, don't let it bother you. There's great things in this world… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Temporal Lobe Resection

Temporal Lobe Resection

I have epilepsy in both temporal lobes is there answer to a type of surgery for this condition?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have medial temporal sclerosis on the right and something on the left temporal lobe and had a temporal resection and a neuropace (DBS) implant on the… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

Hi everyone.
When looking at anything with a bold contrasting pattern, for example..clothing/furnishings with black and white stripes or a check pattern etc, it creates what I can best describe as an optical illusion for me. The pattern appears to be moving. Just curious if anyone else experiences this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sounds like visual dislexia to me..My youngest daughter has it and she's 24.

posted over 3 years ago