this is my first post so I will try to keep it short. A little background, Ive had seizures for over 20 yrs. I have been on at least 10 different meds in different combos and its never been controlled. They are nocturnal so I was able to deal with it. I got pregnant and my hormones went crazy. I had seizures all the time. I had close to a thousand and was told by the dr that it would get better once I had the baby. She also said she had never seen this happen during a pregnancy and she is a top dr in the state. She is amazing and I trust her 100%. Now I am trying to get surgery to get more control or rid of them. All the EEGs and MRIs I have ever had come back normal. I had the video one last yr and the drs said they are almost positive they are simple partial seizure in the left temporal lobe. I was offered surgery 10 yrs ago but was too scared. Now tho, everyday is a struggle for me and my husband is having trouble because I have always been the "strong" one in the relationship, and now I am all out of hope. I have lost all faith that I will get better unless I get surgery. I am afraid to drive and I want the best for my child and I need to be healthy and under control for her. Can anyone that has gone thru the surgery process tell me about what their experience was like. I already know I have to get the surgical EEG because the seizures don't show up on the other tests. My dr said it usually takes 9 months to go thru the whole process to make sure the patient is mentally ready for the surgery but I feel like I am ready. If they offered it tomorrow I would take it. I have never been so emotional in my life and I just cry every day becuz I cannot do anything and am so scared for the future. I meet with a dr soon and I am praying there is a way to speed up the process. Can anyone just give me an idea of what they went thru and how long everything took please? Thank you
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