Had it confirmed today that I have a large A/N that needs surgery - and I guess now, that I just sit back and wait for that. My close family who I have told are all in more of a panic than I am because I think people hear 'brain tumour' and immediately think the worst. I get that its benign and I'm thankful that I have something that can be operated on, removed and that I stand a chance of making a good recovery and maybe one day having something like a normal life again! This is all I'm bothered about really as I've had 7 months of thinking I'm crazy and imagining all these symptoms. I am curious about a few things that I was hoping seasoned veterans might be able to help me out with.
1. Tests show that I only have mild hearing loss in my left ear, yet when my right ear is covered, I can't make out what people are saying at all. Has anyone else perceived their hearing loss to be greater than what it actually is?
2. Any positive stories about full recoveries are always welcome, along with any 'What I wish people had told me' stories so I know what to expect.
3. Does anyone else, pre surgery, fall asleep randomly through the day? I'm not sure if this is a symptom of the A/N or something else but I really struggle to wake up even after a full nights sleep.
Many thanks in advance for any information.