+1 on the fatigue.
At least 6 months before diagnosis of my AN (which was on the vestibular nerve, like tjw620 is experiencing) it was so tough i was ready for bed at 7 each night, and felt my work really suffered. Work and sleep was all I could do. I struggled a lot with no longer being the one who was the top performer / deliverer at work, house wasnt perfect, no energy to see friends/family. Big self esteem issues, as i thought this was just getting old and what made me 'special' was gone -- my identify had to change. Surgery couldn't come fast enough, but it did not fix everything.
I am 3.5 months post surgery and, although I still tire more quickly than i did a few years ago, I no longer feel hungover + exhausted all the time. I still have fatigue while (my opinion) my brain deals with the post-surgery loss of hearing. (still better than before).
Select your top priorities, and let the rest go. Pre-surgery i started going into the office later so i can exercise in the morning (and hang out with my dog!). I minimize late late conference calls, or group them to one night. And I think "whats the worst case if I dont do xxxx? Its not like it will give me a brain tumor...." I have held on to a lot of that.
Congrats for balance good news, JD808. Surgery recovery took longer than i expected, was frustrating.
Thx for the links TotemCarver.
Congrats on the recovery tjw620.