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28-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Half a brain.
Medical sciences and the human brain just boggle my mind!

A little girl who has half her brain removed, appears completely normal.



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28-05-2013, 03:30 PM
RE: Half a brain.
I've seen it, but can't believe it. Just incredible to be able to survive, let alone live normally. I just wonder about one thing. Did they put anything inside her head to fill in the empty space? Because, the way I see it, if they didn't, she can shake her head and her brain is going to slap around her skull. Not a good idea.

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28-05-2013, 03:33 PM
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(28-05-2013 03:30 PM)Filox Wrote:  I've seen it, but can't believe it. Just incredible to be able to survive, let alone live normally. I just wonder about one thing. Did they put anything inside her head to fill in the empty space? Because, the way I see it, if they didn't, she can shake her head and her brain is going to slap around her skull. Not a good idea.

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28-05-2013, 04:00 PM
RE: Half a brain.
Oh wow.

I know with smaller removals (?) it fills with fluid. Dunno...

But yea it's a mental image I didn't need.


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28-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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Ah c'mon now. That was the only question I was thinking the whole time I was watching this, wondering will they explain it a bit...

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29-05-2013, 10:48 AM
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I thought this was going to be about your doctor results...

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29-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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I just know that as an epileptic, seizure free for about a dozen years now with new meds, I can tell you how just having one grand mal seizure is enough to mess up ones brain for weeks. All my short term memory would be gone. I would learn something new at work and have to relearn it all again after a seizure. And having them daily does leave you with no quality of life. I have seen many examples of this. Personally I think this is an amazing story. It's not something that you will have an inkling of understanding unless it is something that has touched you or your family.

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29-05-2013, 07:44 PM
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I watched some videos on this awhile back. I wouldn't say completely normal, one side of her body still seems partially paralyzed, and it's hard to say what her limitations will be as she grows up and expectations increase.

Still, It's incredible that having half of the brain removed isn't fatal.

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29-05-2013, 09:29 PM
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(29-05-2013 10:48 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  I thought this was going to be about your doctor results...

I hope Hobbitgirl will forgive you and not rip out your tongue Dodgy

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29-05-2013, 09:58 PM
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Naw. I know he loves me I'm not worried about it Tongue whether he admits it or not.
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