~ cosmetic surgery to clavicle

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~ cosmetic surgery to clavicle

paul's_mother
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paul's_mother
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 11:42 pm

April 20th, 2018, 11:56 pm #1

Hi,

My son, Paul is considering having a procedure to which his neurologist has recommended he NOT have done. He is a 31 yr old family man, working in a family business.

I am having a hard time supporting his decision. 

His injury happened when he was 16. 

5 yrs ago he developed a seizure disorder. (~ hereditary vs concussions [hockey player]).

Any helpful comments are welcome and appreciated!

Thanks,
Priscilla
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MonkeyFiend
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Joined: February 27th, 2007, 8:13 pm

April 24th, 2018, 12:53 pm #2

Hi Priscilla,

I'd have to try and fill in the blanks but...
The surgery is purely cosmetic, so he's not happy with how part of him looks?
Generally most consultants try and avoid any unnecessary surgeries as they always carry a risk.
BUT if it's really effecting his confidence and happiness then something needs doing, perhaps he could try some sort of support group or counselling before committing to surgery?

The annual TBPI meeting is this summer (first weekend of August but I'd have to check that), it can be a real positive eye opener to people suffering this injury, maybe that could be a first step if he hasn't made any contact with other similar people in the long time he's been living with this?

Good luck, and not knowing your circumstances he may very well need your support whatever choice he makes :(

Phill
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