I have talked it over with my neurosurgeon, and he had never had a patient with that problem, so he doesn't know what to say. However, he did say there was a certain nerve which controlled taste on the tongue (I have forgotten the name of the nerve). He said that if the nerve is nicked during surgery, it is possible that it could cause the kind of problem I was having. But it would usually be on one side of the tongue (Mine was more on the tip of my tongue). He also said that it could happen if the acoustic neuroma was pressing upon that nerve, but that mine was too small and not located in the right place to do that. So, I am puzzled (as he seemed to be).
I don't think my taste for food has ever returned completely to normal, and I find that I need to salt my food a lot more than I used to. I don't have high blood pressure so adding more salt so far does not seem like it is harming me.
What was your surgery like? What were your emotions both before and after your surgery? What was your recovery like, both in the first 24-48 hours, and afterwards? Did you have any side effects? If so, what were they? How long has it taken you to go to work or to do your normal activities? I think your answers to these types of questions can be helpful to those who read the forums, and they are thinking about the possibility of having surgery, but they are not sure. Since I haven't had any treatment for my AN, I can only imagine what you have experienced in the last 5 weeks or so.