Hi! New woman in AN Town! 37yro, newly diagnosed.
This is my story so far.
Went to the ENT 07/27/2017, hearing test showing severe hearing lost from the left side. She asked for an MRI… I was in shock! An MRI for a hearing problem? I tought that she was going to ask for some hearing aid or something.
Went for the MRI on 07/31/2017, the same day, 4 hrs later I got the bad news call… yes, you have an AN 3.2 x 2.2 x3.7 cm.. yeeei!
She gave me the number for an Neurotologist and the first appointment that he has is on 08/18/2017…so far I´ve been reading, informing myself and learning as much as I can. Me and my husband are watching and reading as much as I can and it´s helping us to understand whats going on.
The waiting for the appointment its driving me crazy, I´m a very controlling person, I want to know exactly when everything it´s going to happen, but right know the only thing that I know for sure it´s that the tumor it´s there, that the symptoms (headaches, dizziness, fatigue, tinnitus) are getting worst, as if my body have the permission to show the symptoms now that I´m fully aware of HIS presence...
I´ve been trying to clean my diet and trying to get moving and be as healthier as I can... but I get tired after an easy yoga class or walking our dog in the park! hahaha. I´ve been trying to meditate, relax myself, reading things about mindfulness, but...I´M FREAKING OUT! hahahaha I want to be zen, but until I have my first appointment I think it´s going to be impossible..
I haven’t told anyone yet, just my husband and my sister. I don’t want to tell my parents until I have my first appointment, they are old, I don’t want to put that kind of news on them until I have further information… and of course I feel guilty about it but I don’t want to be the "sick daughter” just yet..I can wait! hahaha
I just want to introduce myself and if anybody have any recommendations about how to deal with the tinnitus, the anxiety, the waiting and also the “anger” episodes… the “why me?” situation.
Thanks a lot for your time, It´s very helpful to read all your stories. Sorry if I make any mistake, English its my second language.
Thanks again and keep on the good energy!