Finding My Way Post-Surgically with the Assistance of Holistic/Alternative Practices
My journey into holistic medicine began with my son who was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. As the years passed, my son experienced several other health issues. After years of antibiotics, steroids, inhalers, and nebulizer machines, I finally said, “enough is enough.” I was in search of physical freedom for him and was, unknowingly, preparing for my own future health struggle with a 3.2 cm acoustic neuroma.
Two Opinions: One Decision
Thomas Sattler, MD
In 1989, I noticed that the dial tone on my phone was not the same pitch in each ear despite perfect hearing. I saw an ENT who did the standard hearing and balance tests, all of which were normal. However, an MRI revealed a 1.0 cm acoustic neuroma. It also revealed a second benign brain tumor, a meningioma. Because meningiomas frequently require no treatment, I was advised to watch the meningioma but decide what I wanted to do about the AN.
Flight Against All Odds
On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, three men boarded a routine United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Raleigh, North Carolina. It is what they learned about each other over the duration of the flight that made this trip anything but routine.
Giving Back to Change the World
What started as a “life event” turned into a “life journey” rather quickly. I have always been active but when I started college I found my passion for running. While running I started to notice my headphones were not working on the right side. I bought a few new pairs, and the same thing kept happening, I soon realized the headphones were not the problem.