Yesterday I met the surgeon who is to perform my operation, I'm on the waiting list to have my 3cm AN removed. I was diagnosed late Sept and thought I was coping quite well, little shocked but hey, it is what it is, just got to get on with it. I'm trying to remain positive as mental approach is half the battle. I'm a little scared as to what the prospects are. I'm 48 years old and have quite a stressful job running a customer service team, which I love, I'm worried that I won't be able to continue with this job once my surgery has taken place. I'm also concerned that I may not be the quite the same after surgery. Im donfeel lucky that my symptoms are just hearing loss in my left ear and facial numbness, I don't feel sick or get dizzy at the moment and day to day living is not too bad. I appreciate others are having a worse time than me. Just wondered if anyone post op could share their experience with me.