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notmycuppatea24 karma

What does Daisy like most about her job and what do you appreciate most in her?

notmycuppatea15 karma

Sounds like the two of you make a great team!

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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 karma

Thanks for taking the time to reply, however. And keep up the good work!