After 4 consultations, I decided to go with Drs Cunningham and Zomorodi. No regrets. They were awesome and I can’t say enough good things about them or the ICU/neurology nursing staff at Duke Raleigh.
Dr Cunningham came in to see me everyday post-op. He answered all my questions and helped me worry less about the healing and recovery process.
My AN was a large 3.3 and I chose to go Translab. Like everyone, I was worried about facial paralysis and all the other post surgery issues that could happen. I’ve experienced some nausea and today, 3 weeks post-op I have balance issues. I wobble when I walk but it’s getting better and next week I will begin some vestibular therapy.
Overall I am so amazed at how good I feel. My wife has me on a healthy diet and I am walking a little more each day. I believe all the prayers and my faith played a huge part in what I’d call a perfect outcome. I’ve completely accepted the SSD as just something that had to happen as part of the process to remove the tumor.
I want to say thank you to two great Drs that I would recommend to everyone. I conducted lots of hours of research into all the Drs I consulted with. I found that Drs Cunningham and Zomorodi have resumes to match the very best surgeons anywhere in the US. More importantly now I can tell you I have the results to say, “They are the BEST.”