Surgery fights woman’s seizures
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.