Right Temporal Lobectomy, recovery experience, healing time

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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted 4/7/2012 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I just had a right temporal lobectomy done about two and a half weeks ago and now I have so many questions and worries coming into my mind. I was wondering if any one who had a right temporal lobectomy done share their recovery experience after the surgery. After your surgery did you have problems with your vision or your left upper peripheral vision gone and if it recovered and came back after a few months or so? And what problems you faced? Is it bad to watch tv or go on the computer for the first month or so after the surgery? Thanks.

mr fumbles
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Date Joined Dec 2012
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   Posted 12/6/2012 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I know its very late to responding to this but I figured any information is better than none. I had my surgery 5 weeks ago. My doctor mentioned about the vision loss but I did not experience that side effect. He said that it very well could be a permanent loss but will most likely come back in about 5 weeks. I wouldn't worry too much about it as he told me that you very very rarely use that part of your vision. I did not experience any problems. Zero side effects which is very strange. I got on the computer and watched tv the day after I got home. I had a lot of pain but they gave me Vicodin that I supposed to take every 6 hours but I also supplemented that with 2 Tylenol every 3 hours. Wicked bad constipation from the narcotics they were pumping into me in the hospital. I don't know if they gave you a steroid for the swelling of your brain, but it makes you crave certain foods and eat large quantities of them. My craving was sweet foods and I ate the hell out of Starbursts. Other than that I moved around, lifted light weights and tried to stay as active as possible to help with the swelling and just improve myself overall. The only thing I wish was different was that the scar would show up more versus just be a small line on my head. It's a great conversation starter and chicks dig scars. Love to hear your story and what you dealt with and how you overcame it.

Mr. Fumbles
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