Sorry to hear about your diagnosis,, we have all been there so we are empathetic,,, but you will research and talk and read on here and discuss hopefully with more than one AN team and you will make your decision,,, it’s a journey that we all would prefer not to make but have to,,,
My journey started 11 years ago when I was diagnosed by MRI. I had NO idea I was even having problems related to a tumor,, I had had a seizure so MRI was ordered,, imagine my surprise to hear “ brain tumor” when I visited neurologist for the results,, but I prevailed and so will you,,, I had translab surgery in 2011.
Also send for the free packet of wonderful information from the ANA,, and consider joining. It is a fantastic resource and organization,, there are many booklets that will explain so many things to you. There is also a list of questions to ask your doctors,, very helpful!
I suggest taking someone with you to the various doctor visits if possible to help you listen and even take notes for you. Believe me,, you will not remember everything they throw at you. So much of it is new terms and info..
take a deep breath and try to realize you have friends here that will help you through,, Just ask questions and read , read, read,,,
Peace to you,,,