Five and a half months since surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 2/5/2005 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had gamma knife surgery in August of last year. I'm finally showing some of the results I guess. I talked to the neurosurgon last week and he said that he can see some changes in my hippocampus. I think my seizures are less violent, I haven't hurt myself all month. They also are becoming spaced a further apart. yeah  For years I've been able to set a calendar to when my seizures were going to happen. It would be 15 days and I'd end up with some kind of small broken bones. Sometime not so small. Last month it was 29 days. tongue  The neurosurgon said this is what the beginning of the results are like in people the surgery is succesful with. If anyone has had gamma knife surgery I'd like you to respond to hear your results. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed and pray. Everone is in my prayers.  

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Date Joined May 2004
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   Posted 2/5/2005 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the typical epilepsy surgery and haven't lost consciousness since. I was not aware that after Gamma Knife surgery that you would continue to seize. I didn't know that Gamma Knife didn't wipe them ut from the time of surgery. Did you read about the surgery and get all the nitty gritty before you had it done so you would know that this was to be expected? I did a lof of detailed research on my surgery before i was willing to allow them to do it. I will be interested in readng the other replies. You may want to post on other boards too since few people who have had surgery visit here it seems. Congrats on he 5.5 months. I hope you do find others who have had this done. Phoebe

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   Posted 2/6/2005 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope the gamma knife surgery has been a huge help! I know with conventional brain surgery it is not unusual to have some seizures early on in healing...

Best wishes to you both!!

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   Posted 2/6/2005 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told about the time betwene surgury and posible control. I also read as much as I could on the subjuct. It was given as a last posibility for me because of my health. They didn't want to do surgey because I have very serious artery disease. My right corodid artery is blocked and the surgery was on my right temporal lobe. This is such a new thing in the US that it scares me. I was the first to have it done in the state I live in. As a last hope at control, I don't have much of a choice. I really feel like I need to do something. I looked at some of my records today and found when I started having cluster seizures. It was in 79. In all that time I have never been controlled. I'm tired of breaking bones and coming to with my face full of blood. I just feel I have to do something. I'm getting depressed tonight, I'm sorry I'm rattling on. Thank-you for your responses. My prayers are with all.           Jeff

Post Edited (JayJ) : 2/6/2005 9:57:52 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/7/2005 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Always good news to hear that someone is getting sz control.  Congrats.


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