Hi everyone. I was diagnosed late in 2009, and now it's time to move. I have to have surgery, and that's because I have no hearing in the other ear due to a cold a few years ago (which is how I found out about my AN) I've been told I can also do radiation, and I've seen Dr. Kondzioulka who suggested radiation by a smaller dosage, but I think it's going to be surgery, so that if I do lose my hearing, I can still have a cochlear implant. (I've heard that there's not much success with a cochlear implant after radiation). I've been to see about 15 doctors, and I'm deciding. I'm terrified of all the consequences and the "new normal" I've been reading about. Of the doctors I've seen, I want opinions.
I've seen Sisti, Kwartler, Kaptain, Kondzioulka, Choe, Selesnick, Evans, Guten, Ingenito, and I've spoken to Roland, Abrams, Connolly, and I"m sure a couple more I haven't mentioned. HELP! Anyone got any information for me to help with a decision?!