IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a newbie here. I live in Montreal, Canada and I just learned Monday that I have an AN of 3,4 cm on my left side.
I knew something was wrong for a long time since IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been experiencing severe earring loss, Ã¢â‚¬Å“bubble headÃ¢â‚¬? effect, tinnitus and facial numbness.
Since Monday, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been reading a lot and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. For the past year, my quality of life has decreased a lot because of the symptoms. I understand I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get my earring back and I live pretty well with the ringing in my ear. However, is there any chance my quality of life will increase after the surgery? I know the weeks or months after the surgery wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be easy and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m prepared for that (I think) but is there a chance IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be less tired, that my balance problem will eventually go away, that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be able to play softball again (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve tried 2 weeks ago and had to stop because I was dizzy)? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not one to complain a lot and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pretty resilient but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I could go through with a permanent worsening of my condition.
P.S. As you might have suspected, English is not my main language so sorry for any language related errors.