Originally Posted by LesBleux
I was going to ask if anyone had experienced depression after surgery. I just underwent a lobectomy on Sept. 21st having my right lobe removed. I've had epilepsy for over 40yrs. I thought it would be a Godsend and was really looking forward to it. I had visions of waking up to a new life but then I realized that I am the same old woman except that I've just been through this very invasive surgery and find it difficult to recover. I don't sleep and barely eat and I've been crying every day since coming home. I'm still taking Topamax for the time being and I've read that many of you don't like it. I try hard to think good positive thoughts, but the dark ones come especially once my husband leaves to go to work. Did anyone else get depressed? Did it last long? I hate to take more meds (anti depressants). I haven't any family around to look in on me during my recovery period and my husband has really stepped up to the plate, if I could just snap out of this glumness.
Thanks and take care
I am undergoing right temple lobe surgery on the 12th of novermber too, I am 29 and suffer numerous types of seizures since I was 15.
I have had many times in my life where it has all gotten to much from simple times where I have just wanted to do what friends are doing.... to other times where you just feel like giving up.... to where babies have been on my mind....
I have had such a supportive medical team, I have a neuro psychitrist that has explained alot to me and has told me that it is possible to go through different levels of depression after surgery to being on such a high thinking your better and it was all worth it to being so afraid about the choice you have made and wandering why you just feel the same way....
I think involving yourself to wonderful places and talking to wonderful people that can understand what you are saying is a good place to start... support groups or counsellors is another place worth thinking of trying to be able to share with others....
A problem shared is a problem halved!!!!
your partner sounds very helpfull and a great support..
try to think positive, and try to see that we may have a few extra mountains to climb then some people..... but they can be climbed..
Take care of your self
trust in your ability to find peace and happiness with in yourself