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Do you know anyone who has had brain surgery?

I've had 2, for epilepsy and haven't had a seizure since the second one. If it comes up and I mention it people look at me in disbelief. It's almost like they think I'm lying....why? Why would I make something like that up? When I have them feel the drill wholes in my skull (if they will, alot get grossed out), then, and only then do they believe me. Do you know anyone that's gone through this?

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Keni-Lyn

Asked by Keni-Lyn at 9:04 PM on Aug. 31, 2012 in Relationships

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  • I'm so sorry, I was having 37 grand-mal seizures a day. My mom's friends daughter had the surgery too and now she's wheel chair bound for life. Can't talk anymore or do anything for herself. I know I was lucky as hell and I'm so grateful for that, but I feel bad when I hear stories like yours. Good luck too you.
    Keni-Lyn

    Comment by Keni-Lyn (original poster) at 10:13 PM on Sep. 2, 2012

  • My son Kenny suffered from medication resistant seizures...30 minute grand mal every 3 nights. He had three brain surgeries before he passed away in 1997. Glad to hear your surgery was successful! That is awesome you are very lucky.
    Specialk3190

    Answer by Specialk3190 at 9:41 PM on Sep. 2, 2012

  • yes my cousin
    jazmya_mom

    Answer by jazmya_mom at 4:39 AM on Sep. 2, 2012

  • yes 3 people.
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:48 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • My mom did to scrape an infection off her brain
    ansley3

    Answer by ansley3 at 10:18 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Yes, my DD has. It's just such a foreign idea to people, I guess. It's a little easier for them to comprehend for her, because of her cerebral palsy, but I still get a blank stare when I say "brain surgery"
    KA91

    Answer by KA91 at 9:44 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • I was wanting to but wasn't a good candidate for it, I also have seizures. Congrats one being seizure free after the second surgery.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 9:30 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • One of DD's classmates had surgery to remove a tumor when he was a sophomore I think. He still has a steel plate in the back of his head.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • My father had brain surgery when he was 67. He had a tumor removed. It was a successful surgery, difficult recovery. Complications from the surgery (blood clot) ended his life.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:16 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • nope
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 9:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

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