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Board: Epilepsy 09-24-2001, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,834
Posted By njgabbai
Unhappy I know how you feel. I had epilepsy for 27 years...

I know how you feel. I had epilepsy for 27 years before I had brain surgery. I felt the same way as you. Luckily, I have been seizure free since.

Have you asked about the Vagus Nerve Stimulator?...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 08-08-2001, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By njgabbai
Re: Penis Bleeding...

It once happened to me that my penis was bleeding. It is prob. from a vein bursting. It will stop bleeding and it should not come back. It could be from too much masturbation or have too much sex.
Board: Cerebral Palsy 08-01-2001, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By njgabbai
Post I also have a very mild case of CP. I am 30. I...

I also have a very mild case of CP. I am 30. I have tight heel cords. I had surgery on both cords to stretch them and it worked, but because I did not do my exercises after the surgery, they...
Board: Epilepsy 07-25-2001, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By njgabbai
Post If surgery is not an option, what about the Vagus...

If surgery is not an option, what about the Vagus Nerve Stimulator?
Board: Epilepsy 07-25-2001, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By njgabbai
Post I had the video EEG done in August of 1997. It...

I had the video EEG done in August of 1997. It is not painful at all, unless the seizure that you have is painful. It is basically a regular EEG, but you can watch tv, read, sleep, do whatever you...
Board: Epilepsy 07-13-2001, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By njgabbai
Post Wow! You are lucky that they are doing all those...

Wow! You are lucky that they are doing all those tests in 1 day.

Once all the tests are done, then the dr's have to meet to talk about the results and whether your child is qualified for surgery....
Board: Epilepsy 07-12-2001, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By njgabbai
Post The visual EEG is the first step. They will...

The visual EEG is the first step. They will prob. also do neuropsychological tests, pet scan, wada test, MRI and may 1 other test to see if your son is a candidate for surgery.
Board: Cerebral Palsy 07-12-2001, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By njgabbai
Post Hi there! I have had Epilepsy and CP since I...

Hi there!

I have had Epilepsy and CP since I was 2 yo. It was caused by chicken pox and 104 fever which caused brain damage.

I had brain surgery 3 years ago to cure the seizures and it worked.
Board: Epilepsy 07-01-2001, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By njgabbai
Post I had the brain surgery in Feb. of 1998. I had...

I had the brain surgery in Feb. of 1998. I had my left temporal lobe and hippocampus removed. I have been seizure free since. If you would like to talk, feel free to email me or post a message...
Board: Epilepsy 02-15-2001, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,666
Posted By njgabbai
Post Having Auras after the surgery is totally normal....

Having Auras after the surgery is totally normal. They may last for a year and stop or may continue.

As far as the sleeping problem and the other one, did you ask the neuro? What did he/she say?
Board: Epilepsy 01-31-2001, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,903
Posted By njgabbai
Post You mean working while you have Epilepsy? You...

You mean working while you have Epilepsy? You can depending on what effect the epilepsy will have on your work. If you have simple partial seizures like I had, then there is no problem with working.
Board: Epilepsy 01-29-2001, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,903
Posted By njgabbai
Post It is very possible to have only 1 seizure in 20...

It is very possible to have only 1 seizure in 20 years. It is almost 3 years for me.

There are many types of seizures. To name a few, there are grand mal seizures, where you lose consciousness,...
Board: Epilepsy 01-29-2001, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,176
Posted By njgabbai
Post They removed the left temporal lobe and some of...

They removed the left temporal lobe and some of the hippocampus. That is where the seizures were located.
Board: Epilepsy 01-29-2001, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,176
Posted By njgabbai
Post I remember when I was still having seizures, I...

I remember when I was still having seizures, I was always having problems with dating and finding a woman willing to accept my epilepsy. Immediately after I had the brain surgery in Feb. of 1998,...
Board: Epilepsy 01-25-2001, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,903
Posted By njgabbai
Post HI , Pert I had epilepsy for 27 years till...

HI , Pert

I had epilepsy for 27 years till 1998. I had my license taken away from me a couple of times. I would be mroe than glad to answer any questions
Board: Epilepsy 01-18-2001, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,903
Posted By njgabbai
Post I know exactly how you feel about not being able...

I know exactly how you feel about not being able to drive. When I was 16.5, I asked my dr. about driving. He said yes. At the time, I was also having simple partial seizures and felt the same way....
Board: Epilepsy 01-11-2001, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,414
Posted By njgabbai
Post Have you tried Cognitive Rehab?

Have you tried Cognitive Rehab?
Board: Epilepsy 01-05-2001, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post I am very positive. If I had not had the...

I am very positive. If I had not had the surgery, I prob. still would not be driving and who knows whether I would be married now.

When the dr. first brought up about having surgery, I jumped out...
Board: Epilepsy 01-04-2001, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post I was in the same situation. I had a total of...

I was in the same situation. I had a total of 4-5 grand mal seizures my whole life and the rest were small ones which affected my life because I could not drive or get a good job or get married.
...
Board: Epilepsy 01-01-2001, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post Hi, jeanne. I had the surgery almost 3 years...

Hi, jeanne.

I had the surgery almost 3 years ago. It was successful and the recovery was uneventful. I just stayed home for 2 months. No real pain or problems
Board: Epilepsy 12-12-2000, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By njgabbai
Post Well, I am not a woman, but I am on Carbatrol

Well, I am not a woman, but I am on Carbatrol
Board: Epilepsy 12-08-2000, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Thumbs up It is ok. No problem

It is ok. No problem
Board: Epilepsy 12-07-2000, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post It is not MY wife. I just know about it since I...

It is not MY wife. I just know about it since I had epilepsy till 2 years ago and had surgery for it
Board: Epilepsy 12-07-2000, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post The Vagus Nerve Stimulator send small bolts of...

The Vagus Nerve Stimulator send small bolts of electricity to the brain to stop the seizures from happening
Board: Epilepsy 12-06-2000, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post If the surgery did not work, another possibility...

If the surgery did not work, another possibility would be to get the Vagus Nerve Stimulator.

jeff
Board: Epilepsy 11-22-2000, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Talking Thank you very much! Keep my updated!

Thank you very much! Keep my updated!
Board: Epilepsy 11-22-2000, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post To decide as to whether you could have surgery,...

To decide as to whether you could have surgery, depends on a few things... 1. What type of seizures are you having? 2. How many and how bad they are. 3. The cause for the seizures. 4. Where in the...
Board: Epilepsy 11-09-2000, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,615
Posted By njgabbai
Post Brain Surgery

Hi there!

Has anyone here had the brain surgery? If so, how did it go. I had mine exactly 2 3/4 years ago and have been seizure free since then.

Jeff
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