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Jul 30, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

Hope your visit helped ! I was back driving in 8 weeks , and back to part time working at a computer desk job in 8 weeks I was not able to return to my full time job yet due to the standing , and multitasking as a high school school nurse of 1600 students . If you are young you may bounce back even quicker ! You will realize everyone recovers differently I am in Vestibular PT and it had really helped a lot .

Jul 18, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

JILL
My tumor was 2.5cm I had surgery 6 months ago , I feel great w some limitations I had surgery at Jefferson. Neuro hospital in Phila Pa

Apr 27, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

Be sure to check the ANA site for preparing for surgery I made a few accommodations that were really helpful ! Put all your toiletries Up high , shower chair, wedge pillow for bed , walker, cane , put your clothing in upper drawers to reduce bending forward , have support person for first week home can be really challenging .. but it’s a miracle how quickly your unaffected side kicks in !!! Wish you success You will do great !

Apr 27, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

I went to Vestibular therapy for 8 weeks and it improved The opposite side of the brain will compensate somewhat .. you still will have dizzy moments though and if the tumor grows the balance is affected and you will notice this I could tell by my golf game …

Apr 25, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

@katfred have you returned to work ? Are you over 50 yrs old ?? I’m curious because I’m still unbalanced but I’m 24 weeks postvsurgery

Apr 24, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

Tracey this journey has been challenging but not impossible ! Since we really don’t have the option to do nothing we must push through with strength and the knowledge that we are here to tell you we lived !!You are very unbalanced after surgery however our miraculous brain compensated within hours of the removal of your Vestibular nerve !!! You must choose the best surgeon ! Be strong challenge yourself daily and with a few weeks post op you will be on your way ! Do not let the worst scare you ! I believe the Lord is with us and he will guide your decisions !! Most importance get a great surgeon who has experience !! Mine was fabulous if you need suggestions let me know ! Mine is in Philadelphia PA @ Jefferson Neuroscience Hospital !! This is key to success !!! Praying for your journey

Apr 23, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

I hope it is too ! But if not this surgery has a lot of success . Please reach out again after you get your MRI results. With the great neuro surgeons out there you will have success !!