My Epilepsy Journey

How not to be a victim

A New chapter begins

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So, as the title says “A New Chapter Begins” what I mean by this is that on the 20th October I had my VNS surgery, fortunately I only spent three days in hospital. I wasn’t bothered how long I needed to spend in hospital. If the operation was a success that’s all that matters to me. I got a newer model of battery.

The brand Is called Sentiva and the model number is 1000 , I’m honestly surprised how small the battery actually was when they showed me. When the hospital showed me how fine the wires were, I couldn’t believe it. The scars afterwards yes still hurt now.

I got asked am I self contius about the scar on my neck when I got out of hospital since the plaster over it which is bees wax is always on show. Honestly I’m the sort of person who doesn’t care about if someone sees it. It’s part of the story, it’s something to show as a badge of honour not something to hide behind

That’s how I live my life, if I’m happy and moving forwards that’s all that matters. If someone asks me “What happened?” I can explain exactly what’s happened in confidence not feel uncomfortable about it. Looking and seeing it, just reminds me how lucky I am to even have the operation done. I’m now taking this as the fresh start and concentrate on moving forwards in my life

Yes I came out of hospital on Thursday and it’s now Tuesday. I’ve only had one absence since then. Usually I was lucky to go 24hrs without one. Yes I might have the odd one or two but as I knew from the start. This Stimulator was never going to be the golden ticket straight away but we now have a guide line and how close it actually was straight away. So only time will tell

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  1. Andrew Axove 6 November 2021

    Absolutely with you it agree. Idea excellent, it agree with you.

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