WOW the memories you all bring back to me.
My husband had seizures since 6yo and finally was offered the temporal lobectomy aound age 50. He wanted so much to be off of meds. He is a tough cookie. But he had suffered a really bad status seizure 1 year earlier and it did damage with short term memory which was permanent.
What he did for his "recovery" was see my beloved chiropractor who has a gentle technique to eliminate obstacles in our brains and bodies. So he had treatments to help in his recovery of this brain surgery.
He never had pain or headaches since 2 weeks after his surgery. AND he had another brain surgery to take a "piece" near the temporal lobe and that caused some peripheral blindness which he had to adjust to.
Sadly for him his parents and I argued about adding more and more meds. Next he had the VNS added as he did return to seizures after both brain operations. I remember they even did an EEG ON his brain during the 1st surgery and was SURE they got it all.
Who knows..that is HIS experience so don't let it upset your recovery or decision ok?
The status seizure and stress from his parents I think added to additional seizures.
Good luck with all you are struggling with.
P. S. Now I Have lesions on both temporal lobe seizures.. amd jave SP and CP seizures..go figure
I believe in MIRACLES ~!
DX: 02/10 MS and Epillepsy
DX: 10/09 Gitelmans disorder, a rare kidney disease
DX: 02/09 Dysautonomia and SICCA syndrome