Hi, Jason. Welcome to the board
I haven't had the surgery but am in nearly the same position as yourself. Upon the recommendation of Tattoo, (hopefully you will meet her soon), I went to see a doctor that SPECIALIZED in epilepsy on Thurs. Based on my eeg they say I've got activity in the temporal lobe, as you have. My monitioring has not been done yet, but should be this month.
Your doctors seem to be going directly to surgery. My new doc said there was a step in between, Venus Nerve Stimulator (VNS). I think that's the right term. It's like a pacemaker for the brain to stop the seizures and goes in the vein vs. brain. Ask your doc about that as you are hesitant about the surgery.
My new doc also said I need to fail on many more medications before we get to that point (so far I've only failed on dilantin). My point is, get some more info from you doctor. I, as well, have already been given the surgery option (but also as the LAST option) and assured that it is highly successful. However, like yourself, I'm not in any hurry to have it. Ask about the VNS. You may like it better. Also, how many drugs have you failed on so far?
Take care. Will add you to my prayer list. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif