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Old 09-27-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Has surgery changed you

Hi there the reason I am bring this subject up is all because I had it. It has really changed me in bad ways. Example I was having 5-6 seizures a day which is not good. I now maybe get 1-2 a month a lot better. Now I know to you it's like well don't complain there it's not that. Before surgery I use to be in with friends love getting together with people and family. Now after my surgery I don't bother with people don't really want friends no more and mood swings. I was checked out for all that they did say surgery in some people it can cause that. Do any of you go threww that at all. Mind you I do go to the gym chat with people volunteer also let me know thanks Limeridge.

 
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I know exactly what ur talking about, I had seizures for 20 yrs and spells of 16 a month. I had my surgery 5 months ago and became seizure free. It was extremely hard at first to adjust to a new life w/o seizures and it still is, when u look around and find urslef unable to drive or do things u used to. I do have lots of mood changes which i feel i cant control, but i try. I try to keep myself occupied by traveling, going out, making friends, and looking towards a better future. Its not easy and I knew this b4 my surgery, but its not the same knowing it than living it, so its a bit hard, but I dont give up, instead i keep my mind busy. It only a matter of time until the person adjusts to their life change, I just hope my brain dont take too long..lol Best of Luck

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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a changed man i am yes indeed !

after having my left temporal lobe removed i have gone to almost zero seizures but as you may know the left temporal lobe is our main memory source and a lot of my memory capability has been reduced - both long and short term. my seizures and meds had already reduced my long term memory but following the surgery i have been told multiple times by others that i don't "act my age", sometimes said in a derogatory manner. for god's sake how can someone who is 48 act like a 20-30 year old!

i guess i don't act "mature" enough at times and they don't understand how i could possibly question any belief or tradition. because of that i guess i have few human friends, but strangely enough i don't seem to miss that for whatever reason.

perhaps one is as young as one feels......


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Old 09-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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a changed man i am yes indeed !

after having my left temporal lobe removed i have gone to almost zero seizures but as you may know the left temporal lobe is our main memory source and a lot of my memory capability has been reduced - both long and short term. my seizures and meds had already reduced my long term memory but following the surgery i have been told multiple times by others that i don't "act my age", sometimes said in a derogatory manner. for god's sake how can someone who is 48 act like a 20-30 year old!

i guess i don't act "mature" enough at times and they don't understand how i could possibly question any belief or tradition. because of that i guess i have few human friends, but strangely enough i don't seem to miss that for whatever reason.

perhaps one is as young as one feels......


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Yes I understand that to. The problem I really had with my surgery is memory loss. Peoples namesa etc.. I have like papers all over my house to remember this and that. This past week I have bought these tape recorders that fit in your pocket they are great just a thought there. Limeroidge

 
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