I had my dr appt yesterday at the Univ of Iowa. I am having some hearing changes in my good ear. The audiogram did show some mid level changes which of course we all know includes speech discrimination but not as much as I had thought it would. I will have to get a MRI to see how much the tumor in the good ear has grown. Last May it was 6 mm. He will not do a cochlear implant or ABI until the hearing is pretty well shot. This really was just a follow up appt from my facial neuroma surgery 10 mos ago. He is pleased how the nerve graft is working as I do look pretty good at rest now. He said I may never really get the smile all the way back or being able to raise the eyebrow. I can shut my eye all the way also. I do have a liittle synkinesis which he thinks inevitable. We again mentioned radiation but he is against it for NF2 as thinks it destroys the cochlear nucleus so any implant won't work.
So life goes on day by day! Cheryl R