I was just diagnosed today with a 2.1 cm AN. It started about two weeks ago, when I suddenly lost hearing in my right ear. I thought I got it clogged in the shower that night, as I often did. This time felt different though so I went to my PCP, who referred me to an ENT. Then I got an MRI with the results. At first my whole body felt very weak and numb, then I cried, then I started researching. This could be very good or very bad.
My only symptom is the hearing loss, and mild dizziness at times. I have no facial paralysis, which scares me more than the hearing loss.
My ENT referred me to Barrow Neurological Institute, stating that I am a good candidate for surgery, but I am so scared of the residual effects. Is all or partial facial paralysis a "given" post-surgery? Are there people who never have that one symptom?