Hi. I have had the surgery to remove my AN.. It was in June 2018. My tumor had grown the year I was caring for my husband.After he passed I went for an MRI. The tumor had grown and radiation was not an option. I lost total hearing in my right ear. Went for Vestibular Therapy. I had trouble swallowing and couldn't pass the swallowing test. Had to have all my food pureed for over a month and a half. Taught myself how to swallow. Couldn't get rehab for this. My insurance stated I would have had to have a stroke for it to be covered. I was in hospital for a week. There were and still are times when daily functioning are a struggle. I am thankful for no paralysis in my face. Headaches are frequent and weather changes affect my head. The barometric pressure is a real problem.The incision area is still sensitive even after 15 months. I have Phonak hearing aides. They can be challenging to use. I hear things but don't know which direction they are coming from. The fatigue is real. I just take it easy now and don't push myself. There is always tomorrow to do things.Would I go through this surgery again? Yes and No. I wouldn't have traded the time I had with my husband. I would have loved to have preserved my hearing. A small price to pay but in the end I wouldn't have traded that year with my husband. I have learned don't take life for granted. We are not promised tomorrow. Best wishes to anyone dealing with an AN. Don't give up. Anything worth having has to be worked for. I would love to hear from anyone who has had the surgery and how they are coping with this new way of life. A year in and still coping.