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Posted by Christine on December 22, 1999 at 23:19:06:


Hi,
I'm 19 and getting the vns Feb 18. I'm nervous about the actual procedure though, I think mainly because I have never had any sort of surgery for anything and now I"m allowing some doctor to cut into me and put this gadget in me that's going to change my voice and don't even know if it will reduce my seizures or not. so, if anyone can respond to this post and tell me what it is like when you are put under the general anestetic. like, do they cover you with a mask or just inject you via a needle? And how do you feel after the procedure. How long does it take to feel like yourself again and able to go back to work? How noticeable is the voice change? These and ten thousand other questions about the operation and how I"ll feel afterwards have been running through my mind. Please let me know your experiences by posting a reply to this message. Thank you.

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