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Life after Brain Surgery- Epilepsy


Life after Brain Surgery- Epilepsy

Looking to chat and hear from others around the world. Also help if I can in any way. I had complex-partial seizures since age 3. Then had my surgery in May 22nd 2008 on my (Left Temporal Lobe). Since then been seizure free.

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seizures returned less than 3 months after surgery

Started by Maureen Kosin. Last reply by Robin Link May 14. 10 Replies

Hi everyone,My little boy had surgery at the end of February. He had a left temporal lobectomy for complex partial seizures that were occurring on a daily basis lasting 2 -3 minutes. . It has been…Continue

Did anyone try this. Surgery didn't work now maybe removable scar tissue

Started by Kathy Tedesco. Last reply by Susan Sherman Apr 28. 1 Reply

Sorry of this post about 5x. It wasn't working. Ok, I'll try again. I seen my epileptologist this past Friday. He seemed very optimistic when he said they may have missed some scar tissue and if so…Continue

Laser Surgery

Started by Stacie Hatton. Last reply by Valory Philipczyk Nov 20, 2014. 4 Replies

I recently had laser surgery performed on my brain to remove scar tissue that may be the cause of my seizures. I was diagnosed at 2 years old with epilepsy, having grand-mal seizures. I was…Continue

sorry so many questions. .

Started by Kathy Tedesco. Last reply by Pam Sullens Sep 29, 2014. 3 Replies

If the first yr after having brain surgery you have only 6 seizures (much less than prior to) but then during the second yr you have 6-8 seizures and there's four months left in the yr, do you think…Continue

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Comment by Rachel Thompson on March 6, 2012 at 4:24pm

I had a right frontal lobectomy two years ago. I have bad headaches and complex partial seizures. My energy level has never returned to the way it was. Right now I have been going through a pattern of aura seizure sleep aura seizure sleep.. I found that after my surgery I had very bad depression.

Comment by Deborah D. Howard on March 6, 2012 at 1:16pm

Paco in answer to your question, I had surgery about 10 years ago, and I did not have any mental disorders after my surgery-or since then.  If any other questions please just ask.


Comment by Paco Martinez on March 6, 2012 at 1:05pm

Have any of yall develped any mental disorders after surgery I did I develpoed depression anxiety and schizophrenia/phycosis

Comment by Patti Gines on March 5, 2012 at 1:00am

What I want to know does any one have pain where they had there brain removed. Does there hole hurt, it is like the pain of a hurt knee, or elbow.. a pressure. You might at first think you are having a migraine, but it is not if you really look at the differences..

Does your part of your brain removed hurt?or as I put it Does your HOLE hurt?

Comment by Patti Gines on March 5, 2012 at 12:53am

Thanks every one. Yes I do pray everyday!. The last doctors I seen only keep raising my topamax and  that does not help. I need to get back to the right new brain doc. as soon as I can afford one! You know the money issue...

Comment by Robin Link on March 4, 2012 at 10:02pm
Patti I am so sorry you r going they all of this pain. Please research h Cleveland clinic.
Comment by Robin Link on March 4, 2012 at 9:58pm
Pari I brides the test name was misspell it is seeg
Comment by Robin Link on March 4, 2012 at 9:56pm
My stepsister started having seizures about there years ago. She is awake but can not speak. She does not convolse etc. she is scared.
Comment by Robin Link on March 4, 2012 at 9:57am
Travis keep us updated
Comment by Robin Link on March 4, 2012 at 9:51am
Pari The invasive test I had was at Cleveland clinic. The test is called dreg and they are the only one in the USA that does it. They have been doing it in Europe for twenty years. They have been testing me for forty plus years and finally found where the seizures begin.

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