Brain Surgery --- What Fun

More Pictures and info on dale's surgery.
Before Surgery


Three things to go home

The Next Six Weeks

Nerve Whacky-ness

What's Next?

Should I Have Done It?

Should You Do It?

Dale's Brain Surgery

(written in 2002)
I am 38 years old and recently had brain surgery with the hopes of stopping or reducing the effects of the epilepsy i have had since at least 10 years of age (we didn't know that i had epilepsy until i was 21, it may have started as an infant due to a severe reaction to an immunization).  The surgery was performed by Dr. Gary Mathern at UCLA Hospital on July 18th, 2002.

My personal page is

Pictures after Surgery :-)

You should know that after this surgery they say no shower / bath until a couple days after your staples are out.  Your staples usually come out 10 to 14 days after surgery.  In my case they left a bunch of blood in my hair after surgery.  Finally one doctor told me i could wash my hair out with hydrogen peroxide.  Wish we had known that when i left the hospital. :-)


Before Surgery

Links to other Sites:

If you know of a web site referring to epilepsy surgery especially personal stories related to it I'd love to feature them here.

The Face of Epilepsy - This is a chronicled account of preparing for epilepsy surgery and all the fun stuff associated with it.

Faces of Epilepsy  -  Life with Epilepsy doesn't have to end with the diagnosis. - designed for healthcare providers, patients and their families.

Some general Brain Sites:

Whole Brain Atlas Want to know what different parts of the brain do?

Atlases of the Brain



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