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i'm here not gone

Every once in a while we run into an urgency  in our lives that makes us stop the car and run out to deal with it.  203 more words

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Acoustic Neuroma

A non-cancerous tumor that grows from the inner ear and towards the brain.

It is caused by the malfunctioning of a tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 22.

Also called “vestibular shwannoma”.

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#tumourlife

It has been a few months since I last wrote about my tumour so I thought I would give you all an update on how things have been and since my second MRI is this week, it seemed a good time to do so. 1,232 more words

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)

An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It’s also known as a vestibular schwannoma.

A benign brain tumour is a growth in the brain that usually grows slowly over many years and doesn’t spread to other parts of the body. 667 more words

Surgery

A welcome relief

Thursday 01 February

We saw a third and final surgeon and I am delighted to say we got some clarity. He agreed it was on the verge of being too big for hearing preservation, but it was still doable. 848 more words

Acoustic Neuroma

Let’s talk about lemons!

You have all heard it “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” the wise words of a true optimist. What they are saying is; make the most of the shit situation you are in, think on the positive side, life could be worse etc….you get the message. 1,171 more words

Acoustic Neuroma

Would you rather......

Risk facial paralysis or live knowing there is a tumour in your head?

This is what it feels my current options are. Since my last post I have had appointments with two different surgeons regarding treatment for my tumour and I have seen a Neuro-Otologist who does not specialise in surgery but of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehab. 1,365 more words

Acoustic Neuroma