My husband is 39 and about to have surgery to remove 4cm skull base AN. He found out the beginning of April, has consulted with his surgeons (Neurosurgeon and Head and Neck surgeon). This is all new, we don't know of anyone who has ever gone through this. There are so many questions and concerns about possibly not being able to do the same job again (requires climbing ladders etc.), how long to ask off for short term disability, what will he need most from me and others (I also work full time) both initially and down the road....the closer it gets, the more anxious he gets and it is just very scary. I want to be realistic because there are bound to be changes, he is now very active and being still while healing will be a challenge in and of itself. Can some of you offer some experience and wisdom here about what to expect, I know everyone's story is a bit different, however, I would appreciate anything you can share...Thanks!