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Temporalectomy Felt Altered
Ever since my right temporalectomy over. A year ago, I've felt like I'm in an altered state of consciousness. Almost dreamlike. What can do about this?
Temporal lobe surger: Generally speaking memory loss and cognitive problems that are noticed after temporal love surgery for epilepsy become less troublesome over time. Studies that have been done to assess the effectiveness of the surgery have concluded that the side effects are worth it based on the improved quality of life that results. If you are quite bothered, seek assistance from a neuropsychologist. ...Read more
Ever since my right temporalectomy, I've felt like I'm in an altered state of consciousness. Is there any neuro medication that can help me focus?
Yes, there are many: I would recommend that you talk to your neurologist about this. There are many neurological and psychiatric medications that may be of benefit. It may take however require a lengthy series of trials before you find the right one. Best wishes. ...Read more
The brain has: Temporal lobes on each side, and the region may be associated with speech and word finding. You surely can leave the hospital, but I do not know your 'ability' to walk and function, and what your home situation is. The operation and procedure are onlypart of the story... ...Read more
Why NOT??: There are many areas of medical care that need new personel, and you likely could make numerous contributions. Some education is more arduous than others, but a vocational counselor could point you in the direction appropriate to your skills and current intellect. ...Read more
Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds.
YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery
Best wishes. ...Read more
Please, help me. For 2 years, I have been able to hear everyone else just fine. But, I can't hear myself when I talk to myself. I had a temporalectomy?
Brain surgery: The temporal lobectomy is a craniotomy with removal of the temporal lobe of the brain. The reason for the surgery and the side of the surgery are important for determining what deficits that you may have after surgery. Neuropsychological testing can help to uncover subtle cognitive deficits. See your neurosurgeon to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
Hope positive result: Fairly high percentage success rate, with at least a 60-75% decrease in seizure frequency, if you possess an appropriate focal lesion in the temporal lobe. You will need to discuss the technical aspects, and risk factors with your surgeons, and hopefully, get all your questions answered. ...Read more
Temporal lobectomy: For intractable seizures improves seizure control in 85% of patients. If resection can avoid memory, emotion & language comprehension sites identified pre-operatively & verbal memory sites identified by intra--operative electrical stimulation, risk of post-op deficits is less. See http://epilepsy.med. Nyu. Edu/epilepsy-surgery/surgery-treatment-options/temporal-lobe-resections#sthash. FKMzRNaK. Dpbs ...Read more
What happens if someone with mesial temporal sclerosis (mts) does not want anterior temporal lobectomy?
Depends...: If you're seizure-free, surgery is generally not indicated anyway. If not seizure-free, sometimes different needs can be more effective...though MTS does tend to lead to intractable epilepsy. Another option might be a vagal nerve stimulator. You need to discuss all options with your epileptologist carefully. IMO, risks of ATL are overblown. Biggest "risk" in my book: not 100% become seizure-free. ...Read more
Disconnected surgery for epilepsy. My partner and I want to start a family My genes will pass on to my child. Is Temporal Lobectomy suitable forpetimal?
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Can Old LCD, LED And plasma TV, s cause radiation when sitting far away from it. When it is turned off and if I go near to it. As I went near to change the volume and I felt a warm feeling on my dressing gown?
NO, ....: The TV's have minimal to no discernable radiation. The feeling you felt may have been simple heat that all TV's (especially the older models) generate for their simple internal electronics. You should be fine watching tv. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many things: Early in life, the shape of the eye changes and this influences the refractive error and may lead to a possibility for glasses. Later in life, the lens changes and this can influence glasses prescription and may lead to the need for reading glasses at around the age of 40. Diseases of the eye (glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration.....) often develop later in life and can hurt visual performa. ...Read more
2 year eval: This is no simple evaluation. Quite often it is advised that you first live as the desired opposite sex in all manners prior to undergoing a major surgical procedure that may be difficult if not impossible to reverse. During the time hormones will be prescribed and less complicated, potentially correctable, surgical procedures on the face may be considered. Discuss first with your psychologist. ...Read more
Yikes!: You would see a plastic surgeon who specializes in gender reassignment. The screening and preoperatively process is designed to avoid this type of eventuality so make sure your surgeon works with a team including psychiatrist. Most legit centers are at universities. ...Read more
Be open minded: Attitude change comes about first when one makes a decision to do so. This involves looking at situations from others' point of view and considering other options or alternatives especially in situations where one finds oneself to always know the best to the dismay of others. Some coaching through therapy may be needed especially if the attitude is causing relational problems. ...Read more
Widely variable: Costs of such procedures are widely variable from region ot region and surgeon's experience levels. Large metropolitan areas tend to charge the higher costs than suburban-rural. There are limited practioners who perform such surgeries and have psychological team support, making the procedures expensive. Price ranges from 10000-30000 in most areas. ...Read more
Healthy choices: My father taught me a great dietary system. He said "eat like a king in the morning, a prince in the afternoon, and a pauper at night." dinner should be your lightest meal. Don't starve yourself, that slows metabolism, eat healthy snacks between meals. Exercise to build muscle. Hydrate! B vitamins, coq10 (gives your muscles energy) and green tea or mate tea. ...Read more
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Depends: If the change is of recent, rapid onset it could be due to a pathology of the eye, or blood vessels to the eye, or a brain problem and needs examination quickly. If the change is slow, it is most likely due to a need for a change of eyeglasses and during that examination other causes ruled out. ...Read more
Clean dressing chang: Wound dressings have to be changed in a clean environment (hands washed with soap and water or disinfectant) If the dressing got stuck to the wound, using sterile water or saline solution can aid in minimizing pain. Once the dressing has been removed the wound has to be cleaned and dressed again. The dressing should be chosen based on the amount of drainage: Absorptive vs moisture donating. ...Read more