So You Have an Acoustic Neuroma…A Tale of Two Surgeries is an eBook that chronicles my journeys from finding out I had an Acoustic Neuroma to the surgeries I had and all the stops I made in between. Some of you might know it as a Vestibular Schwannoma. From talking to several medical professionals, I gained valuable information about this tumor like what treatment methods can be used. It is a non-cancerous tumor but it seems to have no definitive cause. I also learned about all the symptoms you might experience when you have this tumor. It enabled me to make the decisions I made about the treatments choices that left me how I am today. I would like to share that information with you. I wish I had all this information available in one place when I was first diagnosed. Now it is.
My journey was 10 years and over 10,000 miles traveled in the making. I spoke with at least 10 medical professionals (Surgeons, Neurologists, ENT’s) and explored all of the techniques in great detail used to treat this tumor. I chose two different surgery techniques but that was my journey.
I hope this eBook helps you or someone you know make informed choices on your journey.