Hi. My name is Victoria. My husband had an AN removed 10 months ago. It was 3.5 cm, calcified, and pushing against his brain stem. They had to sacrifice some nerves(7th and 8th). He doesn't have any facial function on the left side, but has had the 5th to 7th nerve transfer and nerve reconstruction surgeries. He also has no hearing in his left ear, as well as equilibrium problems.
We don't really know what to expect for how his body reacts as it heals, and we can't contact his surgeon because he had the surgery done in Thailand, and we live in a small town where NO expertise will be available for this.
Right now he is having headaches often, bad acid reflux, and he feels like he has a "hairball" in his throat. His words. Anyone else have these same things or heard of it before? What have you done to relieve these? Thank you!