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Recommend VT and Neuropsych testing before surgery?
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:21:30 pm »

I am scheduled for surgery Jan 9 at NYU with Golfinos & Roland. I have done a considerable amount of research as well as speaking with AN patients. My tumor is 2cm, left side and Ive been told 80%chance I will loose hearing. Ive been symptomatic for 5 years and misdiagnosed until november 2012.

To aid in my anxiety and hope for a fast recovery, Im trying to utilize as many resources as possible pre-op. I have a 4mo daughter and a new job lined up for me at the end of February. Im trying to get all my ducks in a row for a speedy recovery. I have appointments with a vestibular therapist and a neuropsychologist for baseline cognitive testing. Im hoping these resources will be vital in my recovery. Has anyone done this? A pre/post partnership like Ive described?

Any thoughts are most helpful

Left AN 2.5 cm
4 sudden hearing loss episodes with fullness and dizziness since 2008
Retrosigmoid 1/9/13 NYU Golfinos & Roland
Complete tumor removal but have SSD, facial palsy, external eye-lid weight (Blink-eze)


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Re: Recommend VT and Neuropsych testing before surgery?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 01:16:23 pm »
This sounds like a good approach.  I was also a new mom, my 3rd daughter was 7 mos old, when I was diagnosed.  How did everything work out?
2.9 cm AN on left side diagnosed 9/9/2010
Finished 26 sessions of fractionated stereotactic radiation on 11/22/2010
Symptoms of increased intracranial pressure since summer of 2010. Trying to determine if related to AN.  Some good doctors say yes, some good doctors say no.