Surgery fights wo­man’s seizures

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - LOCAL NEWS -

An An­gus wo­man with epilepsy and cere­bral palsy, who used to suf­fer more than 100 seizures a day, has seen the qual­ity of her life im­prove dra­mat­i­cally.

Jackie Kelly’s re­cov­ery came af­ter an op­er­a­tion and help she re­ceived from Lor­raine Mc­Nab, the Quar­ri­ers epilepsy field­worker for cen­tral and south Aberdeen­shire.

Ms Kelly, 50, once had a seizure so bad she broke a bone in her back.

But, af­ter work­ing with Ms Mc­Nab, she was re­ferred to a Quar­ri­ers cen­tre in Glas­gow where staff ad­vised her to have cor­pus cal­loso­tomy surgery.

Fol­low­ing the op­er­a­tion three months ago, Ms Kelly’s seizures have dra­mat­i­cally re­duced. She has since ex­pe­ri­enced just two seizures and six small twitches in to­tal.

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