I've been lurking the forums for some time, but with surgery only two weeks out (June 12th), I figured I'd hop on and introduce myself. I'm 29, and was originally diagnosed back in October 2013 after tinnitus started in my left ear. Given the size (2.6cm), and lack of other symptoms (100% word recognition, no facial weakness, and no balance issues), I opted to wait until now to act so that I could finish my degree program.
The information on this site and posts from others have been immensely helpful in keeping a positive attitude. While I'm not looking forward to the post-surgery issues, I have full confidence in the surgical team that will be performing the operation at Tampa General, and will be aiming to get back on the tennis courts as soon as possible!
- Steve Johnson