Hi there, I had the restrosigmoid approach (not at house) for a 2 CM AN - I must admit, once I got home from the hosp. 4th day post-op, the headaches started, & they were NASTY!!!!. I wasn't a headache person before, but this was hell for about 1 week, pergatory for about 2 weeks. The problem was I can't take opiates, only used xtra strength Tylenol every 6 hours. I also have right sided facial paralysis - this is NOT the norm - my tumor really did a job on the facial nerve. I have total deafness right ear, my hearing was about 80% prior to surgery on the right. Remember, all outcomes are different, most ANers don't get facial paralysis, it depends on size, tumor placement and damage to the nerve. I wish you all the best, Nancy
PS: still having balance issues & just started balance therapy. The balance problem was really bad at first, but it is much improved since surgery (6/19/06).