notmycuppatea24 karma2021-04-19 16:18:06 UTC
What does Daisy like most about her job and what do you appreciate most in her?
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notmycuppatea15 karma2021-04-19 16:41:45 UTC
Sounds like the two of you make a great team!
notmycuppatea1 karma2019-05-20 17:20:07 UTC
My brother started displaying symptoms in his early 20's, they were seizures with loss-awareness that often lasted a few minutes and left him unconscious for a while and then "off" for a couple of hours.
Once the doctors found that his seizures were focal (which came as a surprise, as they really looked like tonic-clonic to the untrained eye) and resistant to several medication combinations and dosages, he was scheduled for surgery. The surgery (in 2010) removed a tiny part of his brain that manifested inflammatory tissue or scar tissue. It must have been quite close to the prefontal cortex if I remember correctly, but they agreed to surgery as the tissue appeared to be well defined and rather on the surface.
Long story short: He recovered fine, struggled with short-term memory loss for quite some time post-surgery, never had a seizure again (just killer headaches).
Now to my questions: His neurology department was really interested in his case and had him become part of a study, monitored tons of things and were just generally very excited to have him there. As far as I understand his case must have been "rare" or "specific" for them to act this way.
Can you eplain to me what might have been different about his case?
Bonus question: One of the hypotheses why his symptoms started showing so "late" in life was a delayed onset caused by his regular cannabis use starting as an early teen. Is that possible at all?
Thanks for the fantastic work you're doing!
notmycuppatea1 karma2019-05-23 13:15:26 UTC
Thanks for taking the time to reply, however. And keep up the good work!
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