If you experience a stroke, then you are at high risk for paralysis because of the damage to the brain’s motor cortexes, which control muscle movements. During surgery, the brain is removed altogether to release the damaged brain cells and stimulate the nerve cells that are still working. This can cause you to lose feeling in your arm, leg, arm, finger, and toe, plus the ability to move your feet.
I didn’t mention this before, but the surgery isn’t just for people with stroke; for people with cerebral palsy, it is mandatory. I got to see this firsthand when I was diagnosed with it, and it is absolutely necessary.
In the past, I’ve read about an extreme number of people dying in these surgeries, and this is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about them. If you are a regular reader of our website, you know that I’ve written about the risks of surgery, and I’ve written about the benefits, too. If you ever have a stroke or a seizure, you need to be considered for surgery, because of how dangerous it is for your brain.
The fact is, Ive been fortunate enough to have had a couple surgeries myself, so I know first-hand what it feels like to want to die. I know that I have to find the courage to tell my wife, my family, and friends that I need to get the surgery, because I know that if I dont, I can die.
I know a lot of people are just as upset as I am by the idea of having a brain surgery, but I feel so strongly that I want to share what Dr. John R. Allen and the Brain & Spine Committee has to say about the risks and benefits of having a surgery.
When a person has a cerebral palsy, their arms, legs, and eyes are all affected. Because of the way the brain is shaped, there are many more nerves and pathways that are more easily damaged than other parts of our bodies. This can cause problems with walking, speaking, swallowing, and many other activities. Most people don’t know that they have a brain abnormality until they have a surgery.
Brain surgery, while risky, is quite important. The risk of having a brain surgery is small, compared to the risks of having a heart or kidney transplant or having a stroke. After a cerebral palsy surgery, a person with the disorder can walk or communicate normally.
Brain surgeries can be performed using the same standard techniques as orthopedic procedures, except without any of the pain and risk. The only risk is that the person will be unable to walk normally. If that happens, they will still be able to live normal lives, but their abilities will be limited so they won’t be able to do everything they were previously able to do. It’s a risk that almost never occurs because of the care and attention the surgery requires.
I have cerebral palsy. I have two of the most common types of cerebral palsy: cerebral palsy type I, which is my most severe form of cerebral palsy, and cerebral palsy type II, which is the less severe of the two. My mother had a son with cerebral palsy but he had two of the other types also. So I have two types of cerebral palsy and my mother has two other types too.
What can sometimes make things worse is that the brain is different for each type. For example, the brain of a person with a type I cerebral palsy is much more developed and more active than the brain of a person with a type II. The treatment for a type II is basically the same as the treatment for type I, but the type I patients have a much higher risk of getting a stroke or a heart attack.