My DIL (sons ex wife) has had issues for about 2 years with hearing loss, taste dusturbances, balance problems breathing issues and tinnitus. She was told she had asthma, menieres disease and sinus problems.
No scans were done until about 6 weeks ago after she was dizzy then passed out. A golf ball sized AN was discovered on right side. She is in surgery now. Went in around noon. Pray things go well. She has my 8 year old granddaughter and a 3 year old born with multiple birth defects who is a bright beautiful girl who just happens to have no legs, cleft palate and heart problems. She has had palate repair, 2 heart surgeries, surgery to correct some bowel problems. At one point had a trach tube and feeding tube. Her deformed feet and legs were amputated and they used them to build stumps. Nothing stops this child.
She was more worried about the girls than herself, especially the youngest. Tried to tell her she had to let others care for the kids and take care of herself.
I find it odd that ANs are supposed to be rare and we seem to have an epidemic of them. My husband's grandmother had one in 1994 at age 79, mine was found in 2003 at age 45. A man in area age 42 had diagnosed in 2003 and a former scout of mine had one in 1997 at age 32. My DIL is 35. All of us with in 10 miles of each other. It's scary that there are so many of us so close together.
Anyway , please pray for Pam