It's been awhile. I noticed the hearing in my left ear was not as loud as the hearing in my right so I made an appointment with my ENT, Dr. Gacek. That was today.
Based on the hearing test, it dropped slightly in the left ear. As anyone in MA knows, we had a big ice storm. Dr. Gacek couldn't make it because a tree was down in his driveway so I saw another ENT Dr. Shao. Poor Dr. Shao didn't have the backstory Dr. Gacek and the neurosurgeon Dr. Moser do. I filled him in as best I could. He brought up surgery. He said he's done it before with great success and that due to my young age of 36 (that's funny), I could bounce back quickly. Dr. Shao said that even though it's not an AN, a hemangioma is still a tumor and the surgery would still be similar to what many of you have gone through.
I'm on another round of prednisone but we'll see what happens when Dr. Shao talks to Dr. Gacek and Dr. Moser....