Saturday, September 18, 1993

Brain Surgery

After suffering a full semester of college with un-controlled seizures, I spent the summer trying every epilepsy medicine available at the time. Unfortunately, none of them worked and most of them had horrible side effects or increased the number of seizures I experienced. After going through nearly three months of this, I decided to undergo brain surgery in order to remove some tissue from my head which the doctors termed a Cavernous Angioma (be sure to read about it). The surgery lasted a few hours, and then I was in the hospital for 4 more days. Although it was painful, the morphine and codine helped tremendously. After the surgery, I started a regimine of Tegretol. This reduced my grand mal seizures dramatically to less than 1 a year.