I had my surgery to remove a large AN on 10th Sept 1987. This was also my wedding anniversary. The surgery left me with paralysis on the left of my face, larynx and throat generally. Over the years a lot of the problems have dissapeared and on my Emerald (55 yrs) anniversary I looked in the mirror and saw I could at last more or less open my mouth wide in a symetrical shape. Whoo Hoo!