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    Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy (8 Types)
    Emma_WebMD_Staff posted:
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    meredithc18 responded:
    I had a scar removed from my right temporal lobe on June 1, 2010 and went home from the hospital in three days with minimal pain. My scar is healing nicely and my neurologist and neurosurgeon said that I should be "back to normal life" by the middle of July. I am already up walking the dog, doing light housework and cooking. The surgeon has given me a greater than 80% chance of never having a seizure again! I highly recommend the surgery!
    bella0809 replied to meredithc18's response:
    Congrats Meredith! I had the surgery 4 years ago and have been seizure free ever since. I am also now off meds 100 days! That's since 1970. More people should know about the surgery option.
    JOHN81156 responded:
    had my 1st surgery in 1988 to remove scar tissue from TBI, SZ's reoccurred three yrs.later much worse than before, went in and had 2nd sugery in 1998, am still on meds, but have been sz free for sometme now.
    finder25 responded:
    I had a brain surgery also..the name for it I forgot butit was the king where they have, or thik, they have pinpointed the stimulous in the brain wich causes the seizures.
    Now I have scars and actual dents on the top of my head.
    Is there removal for that?
    finder25 replied to JOHN81156's response:
    I had a surgery but it wasnt successfull. Now they put the VNS in my left chest. How really helpfull will that be?
    missythepug replied to finder25's response:
    I had brain surgery on my frontal and temporal lobe in 1998. Unfortunately, the scars and dents don't go away. When I go to a hair dresser or to someone who I think should know about my head I will tell them. It isn't something we want, but if we think that the surgery was our only alternative to having a normal life, I guess a little scratch and dent won't hurt.

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