Hi pattie. I didnt have a tumor in my temporal lobe, but in 2001 i had my right temporal lobe, hippocampus, and amygdala removed due to epilepsy. I have been seizure free and med free since. I have not experienced any bad side effects from the surgery. I also had my surgery at the mayo clinic in rochester performed by dr. W Richard Marsh. Any questions feel free to ask.