tomorrow is brain surgery

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Its been years since I was diagnosed with epilepsy. It's been something that i've except as just part of who I am. I can't control it so why let it control me.

I've been very lucky because aside a few jobs I could not get it has not affected my life. I've been very lucky that i've never had a seizure in a dangerous situation. I can drive, i'm very active but the risk almost all the time only put me in jeopardy. I accepted the risk and moved on with my life. I took my meds and It has not been to bad. One or two a year so the chances of something happened at a bad time are pretty slim.

Things have changed, before I was only risking my own safety. I have twins on the way so now I am risking there safety as well. No matter how slim the risk is that something would happen the risk is to much. within the past couple years i had a new option of brain surgery. They cut out the part that is hopefully causing the problem. NO WAY, I thought that I want my head cut open. Now with my children on the way i feel there is no risk to great to me that will keep my children face. Tomorrow I go to get my head cut open. my modo this year is "i need brain surgery like I need a hole in the head"

I am posting the results on my family website. anyone have epilepsy i'll tell you how it went.
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    Best of luck to you...
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    Your message is moving and inspirational. I wish the best for you, your twins, your family.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Best of luck to you - you have a good reason (actually, two good reasons) to opt for the surgery.
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    Whatever happens, I hope that you and your family are alright and happy and healthy.
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    My prayers go out to you and your family...
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    We all want the best for you! Best wishes to your family too. I had a neighbour who was diagnosed with epilepsy and admired him greatly - he lived life with enthusiasm and inspired many.

    Happy New Year to you tradtke!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Very selfless act, tradtke. Courageous, as well. I salute you, and wish you a speedy and complete recovery.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Very selfless act, tradtke. Courageous, as well. I salute you, and wish you a speedy and complete recovery.
      Dennis has summed up my thoughts exactly.
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      • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
        Prayers for you and your family that all goes well.
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    Surgery is always risky but the doctors nowadays really know what they're doing. I wish you best wishes for the New Year and may your new brain bring you unending happiness in every way.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by tradtke View Post

    Its been years since I was diagnosed with epilepsy. It's been something that i've except as just part of who I am. I can't control it so why let it control me.

    I've been very lucky because aside a few jobs I could not get it has not affected my life. I've been very lucky that i've never had a seizure in a dangerous situation. I can drive, i'm very active but the risk almost all the time only put me in jeopardy. I accepted the risk and moved on with my life. I took my meds and It has not been to bad. One or two a year so the chances of something happened at a bad time are pretty slim.

    Things have changed, before I was only risking my own safety. I have twins on the way so now I am risking there safety as well. No matter how slim the risk is that something would happen the risk is to much. within the past couple years i had a new option of brain surgery. They cut out the part that is hopefully causing the problem. NO WAY, I thought that I want my head cut open. Now with my children on the way i feel there is no risk to great to me that will keep my children face. Tomorrow I go to get my head cut open. my modo this year is "i need brain surgery like I need a hole in the head"

    I am posting the results on my family website. anyone have epilepsy i'll tell you how it went.
    I wish you the best of luck. There ARE several OUTCOMES!

    1. Apparent success. I don't know how likely it is, but it is possible.
    2. Partial success. The frequency, degree, or type, may change for the better. I think THIS is the most likely outcome.
    3. Paralysis/nerve damage. Luckily, I think it is usually slight, but it happens.
    4. death. Luckily I think it is less likely these days.

    I hope you get a good outcome. I think I would just try to avoid doing things where a moments lapse could mean DANGER. That danger is ALWAYS there and a moments lapse could happen to ANYONE, and probably HAS. And the lapse could be one in judgement.

    MOST people have this sort of an operation because the frequency is so great, they are large, or they greatly impair life. The fact that you can drive is telling. As I recall, legally, a number of states, in the US, won't let you drive if you have had a seizure in like 2 years.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    My best wishes to you tradtke and may the Lord God Almighty guide the hands of the surgeons.
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    Thanks everyone. I made it through without any complications. Horrible headachs but that was expected. About a month couch time for recovery. Posted the details on my website. Once I'm out of the hospital and have more energy I'll post more of the surgery.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by tradtke View Post

      Thanks everyone. I made it through without any complications. Horrible headachs but that was expected. About a month couch time for recovery. Posted the details on my website. Once I'm out of the hospital and have more energy I'll post more of the surgery.
      Glad to hear you made it. I can only imagine how scary it must have been.
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        Brilliant news.

        EVERYONE should abide by the motto to: "Never take life for granted. It's too precious".
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        • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
          Thanks for posting your good news and letting everyone know you are okay.
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          • Profile picture of the author Hobo82
            Glad to hear things went well.

            A speedy recovery for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
    I just saw this today.

    I'm glad that everything went well with your surgery.

    May the Lord Almighty, the Master Physician, our true Healer, provide you with a very speedy recovery.

    I will include you in my prayers.

    May the Lord bless you and give you good health in 2014 and beyond!
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  • Profile picture of the author azzedinejamal
    everything gonna be alright ........ God bless you
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Dennis expressed my views as well. Your children are so fortunate to have such a responsible and brave father figure to look up to.

    See ya when you get back!
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  • Profile picture of the author tradtke
    made it through, back home, check out my 3 days of hospital hospitality on my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Glad you made it through okay. Um.......and that you're not clucking like a chicken when the phone rings!
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