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Topic # 114132 9-Feb-2013 18:41 Send private message

I tried google no help.  I cannot play games due to being prone to seizures i had a brain tumor taken out about 10days ago and pretty much knocked back from it. Can't watch tv, dvds, web browsing and even try out you tube!  Im stuck at home all day with nothing to do so im going against the docs orders and here i am on the net lol.  Boredom got to me.  I can listen to music. Anything that doesn't stress the brain is okay.  I can watch a dvd from a distance with light in the room so ordered me a dvd player for our tv,

i tried a couple of 2d games like WC 2 but how long can someone play that without having a fit or any 2d game for that matter

I even loaded up WoW  and a couple of other games and was in them for about 30 seconds before i started feeling dizzy so went straight out.

Lost my ability to type again what usually takes me about 10min to type something out will take 1 or 2 hrs at the most.

Got around youtube, downloaded the addon "Turn of the lights for Firefox which when enabled will darken the white background wirh only the vid playing.  This seems to work fine.  Anything bright where its flashing is no good. Sun glasses seem to help that a bit with darken background anything with a white background is not.

Any type of game will do RPG RTS i want to play without all the eye candy flashing graphics. Leaque of Legends would kill me. lmao




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  Reply # 758820 9-Feb-2013 22:18 Send private message

Dude why risk it? Get a new hobby like woodworking or something until the doc gives you the all clear to be watching motion on screens again!



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Reply # 758877 10-Feb-2013 09:25 Send private message

Ragnor: Dude why risk it? Get a new hobby like woodworking or something until the doc gives you the all clear to be watching motion on screens again!


Cause i can't do much as it is. Too hot to go outside, reading a book just makes me fall asleep, ive clean the house spotless and trying to rest is not easy.  Gaming makes the days fly for me otherwise they take forever at the moment, and the meds dont help with that lol

But your right i should resist it.  I relised im being a bit selfish or foolish is more the word for my sillyness, thanks for the heads up. Will give it a miss




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  Reply # 758887 10-Feb-2013 09:51 Send private message

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  Reply # 758934 10-Feb-2013 12:45 Send private message

Like suggested above. Time to find another hobby perhaps? Do some gardening, can you go for a swim? Get a pet? Go for a walk, or get into bike riding
What about board games or puzzles? Or that might be too much still at this stage.

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  Reply # 758963 10-Feb-2013 14:03 Send private message

Dairyxox: Like suggested above. Time to find another hobby perhaps? Do some gardening, can you go for a swim? Get a pet? Go for a walk, or get into bike riding
What about board games or puzzles? Or that might be too much still at this stage.


post brain surgery i'd be surprised if they can do any othe things suggested
- very easily fatigued: eating a meal can be like a running a half marathon
- very poor concentration/temperament: a bit like godzilla brides planning a dinner
- just tired the whole time

... sleep well bro ... and rehab well!




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  Reply # 759269 11-Feb-2013 05:14 Send private message

joker97:
Dairyxox: Like suggested above. Time to find another hobby perhaps? Do some gardening, can you go for a swim? Get a pet? Go for a walk, or get into bike riding
What about board games or puzzles? Or that might be too much still at this stage.


post brain surgery i'd be surprised if they can do any othe things suggested
- very easily fatigued: eating a meal can be like a running a half marathon
- very poor concentration/temperament: a bit like godzilla brides planning a dinner
- just tired the whole time

... sleep well bro ... and rehab well!


According to the doctors i recovered well after rthe OP. I even had my first Seziure couple of hours after the OP. Not a nice thing to experience. Shaking, face twitching, unable to talk  - shock.  7 days later i was sent home.  The meds im on pump me up, Steroids, Codeine, anti this anti that pills where im usually wide awake and hardly suffer from fatigue. And eating are you kidding me? lol i get the munchies so bad that i could  eat a horse




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  Reply # 760469 12-Feb-2013 23:58 Send private message

Good to hear you're recovering well despite the lack of gaming.

I could loan you my gameboy! ;)

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  Reply # 762551 14-Feb-2013 18:30 Send private message

Kaos36:
Ragnor: Dude why risk it? Get a new hobby like woodworking or something until the doc gives you the all clear to be watching motion on screens again!


Cause i can't do much as it is. Too hot to go outside, reading a book just makes me fall asleep, ive clean the house spotless and trying to rest is not easy.  Gaming makes the days fly for me otherwise they take forever at the moment, and the meds dont help with that lol

But your right i should resist it.  I relised im being a bit selfish or foolish is more the word for my sillyness, thanks for the heads up. Will give it a miss


Sorry to hear you are dealing with this Kaos. Giving gaming a miss is wise. I'd also avoid being outside near roads, where car windows and mirrors can catch the sun and flash light at you. The better you are at resting up now and following doctors orders the faster your brain will recover. I didn't follow doctors orders and recovery was set back considerably. This is one time when being bored out of your skull is exactly what your brain needs. 



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  Reply # 771113 27-Feb-2013 15:44 Send private message

Elpie:
Kaos36:
Ragnor: Dude why risk it? Get a new hobby like woodworking or something until the doc gives you the all clear to be watching motion on screens again!


Cause i can't do much as it is. Too hot to go outside, reading a book just makes me fall asleep, ive clean the house spotless and trying to rest is not easy.  Gaming makes the days fly for me otherwise they take forever at the moment, and the meds dont help with that lol

But your right i should resist it.  I relised im being a bit selfish or foolish is more the word for my sillyness, thanks for the heads up. Will give it a miss


Sorry to hear you are dealing with this Kaos. Giving gaming a miss is wise. I'd also avoid being outside near roads, where car windows and mirrors can catch the sun and flash light at you. The better you are at resting up now and following doctors orders the faster your brain will recover. I didn't follow doctors orders and recovery was set back considerably. This is one time when being bored out of your skull is exactly what your brain needs. 


I have experience 5 sezisures so far 4 of them i call mini sezisure compared to the first one they last no more than a couple of  minutes, just eye& mouth twitching, lying down in a dark room seems to work at stopping them. They only seem to strike in a well lit room like the morning sun coming in everytime.  And ther is  warnings before it happens a pulsing sound just above my right ear not to far where the tumor was taken out that gets louder and beats faster if i dont move away to a dark place the twitching starts.  Anyway at least i dont get them up town that would suck.

Not gaming not on the computer 24/7 very little time, no TV, yet  i still get them most mornings,  getting to the  point when they strike its now roll the eyes, here they come again.

Funny thing happen to me today, not allowed to drive so main street is only a 5 min walk, i needed some milk so decided to walk in this time i can get a ride in anytime from the neigbour or if my son is home but thought a good walk would be better for me. Im near the fire station i notice a smashed up car so went to take a look at it. Bad timing, the siren went off it was so loud i thought it might cause a fit. i couldn't run from it, couldn't cross the road meanwhile this siren is blasting away and i can't escape!  I thought my head was going to burst so cursed the siren as i manage to cross the road and get away. laughing at myself i thought  i will be Staying  well away from fire stations next time for now on.








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  Reply # 771123 27-Feb-2013 16:00 Send private message

joker97: Did you happen to undergo a change in personality? Ask those who know you well?


When on the medicartion yes, i moan and bit*h alot but thats expected.  Otherwise before i take the meds im my usual happy self, more quite than usual i suppose but can still find time to laugh




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  Reply # 771152 27-Feb-2013 17:02 Send private message

Kaos36:
According to the doctors i recovered well after rthe OP. I even had my first Seziure couple of hours after the OP. Not a nice thing to experience. Shaking, face twitching, unable to talk  - shock.  7 days later i was sent home.  The meds im on pump me up, Steroids, Codeine, anti this anti that pills where im usually wide awake and hardly suffer from fatigue. And eating are you kidding me? lol i get the munchies so bad that i could  eat a horse


I would say the steroids are responsible for the lack of fatigue and the appetite (would pick that you're dexamethasone, which is potent). Although that may make you feel like you don't need rest, you do. Good call on giving the gaming a miss.

If you are still having fairly regular ongoing seizure activity I would recommend seeing your family doctor or contacting your neurosurgeon.

Best of luck with your recovery!




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  Reply # 771163 27-Feb-2013 17:40 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
Kaos36:
According to the doctors i recovered well after rthe OP. I even had my first Seziure couple of hours after the OP. Not a nice thing to experience. Shaking, face twitching, unable to talk  - shock.  7 days later i was sent home.  The meds im on pump me up, Steroids, Codeine, anti this anti that pills where im usually wide awake and hardly suffer from fatigue. And eating are you kidding me? lol i get the munchies so bad that i could  eat a horse


I would say the steroids are responsible for the lack of fatigue and the appetite (would pick that you're dexamethasone, which is potent). Although that may make you feel like you don't need rest, you do. Good call on giving the gaming a miss.

If you are still having fairly regular ongoing seizure activity I would recommend seeing your family doctor or contacting your neurosurgeon.

Best of luck with your recovery!


i think i was only on dexamethasone while in HOS

these are all the meds i take.  Yeah i gotta go back next week to HOS for a check up so will speak to the neurosurgeons then.

Omeprazole 20mg (OME) TaKe one twice a day

ACCUPRIL 5mg Take one tablet once a day

EPILIM EC (200mg) Take one tablet with food 3 times a day

PARAFAST (500mg) - pain killers take up to 4 per day for pain

FELODIPINE Ta 2.5mg ER - take 1 tablet once a day.

I added up the mg's comes to 1747.5 per day, no wonder im having a hard time typing XD. Unless i need the parafast 4x per day   then its more. (usually only 3 times a day)

Hopefully if or when im ween of the drugs i will be back to normal again




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  Reply # 771164 27-Feb-2013 17:42 Send private message

Hi Kaos,
My wife knows exactly what you are going through as she has had four major brain surgarys and one for a shunt.
She found it very hard in the early recovery days, like you got boared, she could not read at one point as the surgary or cyst caused double vision.
We went through hell and back several times, the hardest thing to do is relax and do nothing which is what your body ( and brain ) need. Over stimulation is the worst thing for her, it may be the same for you.
My wife play a lot of facebook games, you might like to try those or learn to play card games or other board games.
All the best, I really hope you come throgh the other end. Hopefully the hospital has you booked in for some rehab and the ocupational therapist can give you some ideas about how to keep ocupied in a low stress low stimulated environment.
You are asking for help which is the right thing to do.
Regards
John




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  Reply # 771171 27-Feb-2013 17:57 Send private message

SATTV: Hi Kaos,
My wife knows exactly what you are going through as she has had four major brain surgarys and one for a shunt.
She found it very hard in the early recovery days, like you got boared, she could not read at one point as the surgary or cyst caused double vision.
We went through hell and back several times, the hardest thing to do is relax and do nothing which is what your body ( and brain ) need. Over stimulation is the worst thing for her, it may be the same for you.
My wife play a lot of facebook games, you might like to try those or learn to play card games or other board games.
All the best, I really hope you come throgh the other end. Hopefully the hospital has you booked in for some rehab and the ocupational therapist can give you some ideas about how to keep ocupied in a low stress low stimulated environment.
You are asking for help which is the right thing to do.
Regards
John


Hey John thanks and i hope your wife gets well asap if she hasn't already.  

anyways time i got away from the pc for awhile.

:-)




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