In an earlier post I mentioned my neurologist was thinking about having me hooked up to an EEG thing-y.
According to Wikipedia, “Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain.” According to Shannon, a friend studying neurology, the EEG is a badass at detecting seizures.
Yesterday Dr. G.P. decided he is making it a “priority” for me to have an EEG next week. Coincidentally, I also have a visit to the neuro-oncologist next week. Wow–an EEG and MRI all in one week! This is so 2008.
Surprisingly–or maybe not so surprisingly–I am excited about getting this done. As long as knives aren’t involved, I think it is cool to learn as much as possible about my brain. I’ve had pictures (CT scans and MRIs), and surgeries (tissue samples), but now I get a graph!
Despite my excitement, I’m not sure what this will do for me. We already know why I have seizures (brain tumor in the parietal lobe). From my explanation about the new types of sensations I’ve been having my neuro-oncologist thinks they aren’t seizures. But my neurologist thinks they are seizures.
Perhaps this EEG is a way to figure out which doctor is right and I am the lab rat. But I don’t care. I just want proof that I’ve having a seizure so I can say, “See! I told you so!”
My only worry is that no seizure-y sensation will happen while I’m hooked up to the machine.