I received a letter to inform me that I have Vestibular Schwannoma, not what I was expecting, but I knew something wasn't right.
I had, at work, noticed a big drop in the hearing on my right side. As part of our on-going medicals we used to have regular Audio-grammes (these have since been dropped due to austerity measures...) so I asked for a new one to be done as I thought that something was wrong. Over a 9 year period my left ear had changed none, my right ear hadn't changed until this time, a very sudden drop in hearing.
I went to see my doctor who referred me to a consultant, who requested an MRI. In the middle of all this the tinnitus started and has been getting worse.
Last Monday the letter from the consultant arrived diagnosing 'Vestibular Schwannoma' 21mm x 18mm
Still trying to take it all in, no idea when I'll get a follow up appointment.
I've been looking it up on the internet, maybe not the best idea.....