Just wanted to add my two cents in because there is not a whole lot of discussion on this board among young people diagnosed with AN.
I had my AN mostly removed at the age of 19. Had the translab. They had to leave a bit behind because it was too delicate to deal with. 7 years later I am doing great.
Being so young and dealing with AN can be quite scary and lonely. Always nice to hear that there are other folks in a similar age group that have been through it.