Hi Tracey, my name is Steve. I was Diagnosed with a 4.7cm AN. Today is the 4th Anniversary of my Diagnoses. I had surgery May 15, 2015 with Dr Bendock at the Mayo, Phoenix. There is life after your AN. My life has been great ! The following is a post I wrote on the 1 year after my diagnosis. I hope it gives yo hope. I also am a coach on the “Acoustic Nueroma” Face Book Group with over 5,000 loving, supportive AN Warriors.