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Another new AN person
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:50:30 am »
Hi everyone, I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with a 6mm AN. I woke up one morning with severe hearing loss and scheduled an appt with my ENT. The ENT thought it was Sudden Idiopathic hearing loss but wanted me to get a MRI just incase. I did a hearing test day 1 and had severe hearing loss and started steroid injections into my ear.

Fortunately, I got in for a MRI very quickly and found my AN. I have was sent to a specialist at a large Cancer hospital here in Houston and met with a great team who specializes in AN's. Looks like the steroid injection helped somehow and moved me from severe to moderately severe hearing loss which is good.

I have done tons of research and have close family who are Physician Assistants to help out with understanding everything. I am 33 and have 3 small kids so becoming almost deaf in one ear has been difficult. I own my own startup company and dealing with this while trying to maintain my business has been difficult.  The dizziness and mind fog has hit me this week more than I expected.

Currently we are on a 3 month wait and watch to see if its growing and how my symptoms are. As of now I can't imagine living daily with dizziness for a long time.

My wife and I have a cruise planned for our 13th wedding anniversary in a couple months. Nervous how that will go, anyone managed one with AN?