New member here.
Had my surgery on 8/12, removal of hearing and vestibular nerves on the right side.
I fall a lot, and have for years. I am the gal in the yoga class that falls for any balance move, no matter how hard she tries. It turns out that, over time, my balance nerves on the right hand side have been swamped by this schwannoma. The balance nerves on the left hand side have been compensating over the past few years.
At the time of surgery, my surgeon shared that the balance outcome was not completely known, it all depended on how damaged the vestibular nerve was.
At 2 weeks past surgery: the outcome is very positive. My balance is already close to what it was 6 months ago....until eyes are closed. Today was the first PT appointment and i realized a lot to do in front of me. I will also stand on the cushion that someone mentioned previousl.
How I prepared: I was aware this was a big risk, and spent time over the past few months getting physically ready for the surgery. I have been doing yoga daily, with a breath and balance focus. Walking 5 miles a day, minimum. My balance was better than it had been in years, but it took an investment of time, every day, to get here.