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The Quiet Before the Storm

I showed up the day of surgery in the early hours of the morning with my mom, my sisters and a check in hand. The hospital was still fairly empty, much like the roads at that hour. 829 more words

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So Little Time

I only had three weeks to prepare for my surgery. There was a lot to do. I was renting a room across town from my parents house at the time. 770 more words

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Out of Options

I showed up at Stanford Hospital with a bit of an entourage. My parents and my sisters had taken time off to come with me. I appreciated the support. 633 more words

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Lost In a Daze

I sat there quietly, lost in thought, and yet my mind was blank. I was lost in another daze, not quite unconscious, not quite conscious. All I could hear was my heart pounding, all I could feel was the steady stream of tears down my face. 488 more words

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Really? A tumor??

I showed up at the office of Dr. E on a Tuesday morning. It was a small practice in an unassuming office building. I was greeted by his staff, and then moments later by Dr. 792 more words

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Losing Control

Over the course of the next four years I started experiencing many different symptoms. My hearing continued to get worse, to the point where I had lost about 90% of my hearing in my right ear. 694 more words

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Finally Ready

I struggled for a long time on whether or not to start this blog. But since I have read other blogs on Acoustic Neuroma’s, and every experience is unique, I felt now is as good a time as any to write about everything I have gone through, and continue to go through everyday. 574 more words

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