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Pre-Treatment Options => Pre-Treatment Options => Topic started by: NicoleB on March 05, 2018, 09:58:46 am
I had my acoustic neuroma surgery September 21, 2017. I live in Georgia, but had my surgery in California, by House Clinic. My surgeon team was Dr.Slattery, Dr.Schwartz, Dr.Stefan, and surgery counselor-Olivine Stigall. They are wonderful people! They were so humble, kind, knowledgeable, and truly care about you! My vestibular schwannoma measured approximately 1.5cm transverse by 1.0cm AP by 0.9cm craniocaudal. I had the middle fossa approach.
My whole journey with something that I thought was very scary, ended up being a learning experience and a major Blessing. Jesus was with me every step of the way. I'll never forget my time with Jesus through this whole experience. He is always with us. I wouldn't of made it through without His love, care, and major guidance/wisdom! I wouldn't of even of gone to House Clinic if it wasn't for the Lord caring for me. I only found Jesus 3 and a half to four years ago, and have had this awesome relationship with Him ever sense! Here is my Caringbridge of everything I went through/my acoustic neuroma journey:
I did lose my hearing on the surgery side. It's amazing how the opposite side of the brain will compensate.
If I got through this, you definitely will get through this.:)) I hope what I went through can help you.
Thanks for your encouraging post Nicole. So many that come this forum have just been diagnosed and are very apprehensive about the future. Seeing a post such as yours is very reassuring. Your comforting words are greatly appreciated.
Contratulations Nicole. I also had Slattery and Schwartz, and also had an excellent result. Always good to see a good story on the forum. Best Regards,
Thank you for sharing. Can you tell me how you selected your surgeon and why you went to CA. Did you not feel confident with Duke or a DR in NYC? Just curious as I am in the process of selecting a surgeon.
So glad for you Nicole. I feel the same as you in many ways - the experience taught me a lot. How to lean on friends and family, a closer walk spiritually and what is actually important in life.