@rachelskaug, Good Morning. I want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I see that you have been a member on Connect for quite a few years and I am happy that you have joined the conversation and are willoing to share your experiences with others who are like you. I invite you to join the Epilepsy & Seizures Group to share more of your experiences.
I am not familiar with epilepsy, however, as a child going thru any medical treatment and especially the numerous surgeries as you have had, I would like to encourage you to share about your experience.
Am I correct to assume that you are a Mayo patient and have visited Mayo? What was it like for you, as a child to be in a hospital? What would you say to a child who is about to undergo a procedure to comfort them?