Hi everybody. I've just had my silver (25 years) anniversary of my surgery to remove three neuromas from the left side of my head. My op was carried out by Chris Adams at The Radcliffe Infirmary in 1987.
I was in a pretty poor state for quite a while with head pain, loss of balance, total deafness on the left, facial palsy etc. I was one of the early BANA members but over time let my membership lapse. I was pleased with the support I had at the time despite BANA being a fledgeling charity.
I had my own motorcycle shop when I was diagnosed, my ill health post op caused quite a few problems with the business being quite small with only six staff. The Bank weren't a lot of help either.
But this is all behind me now I am retired. I have the residue of problems, still can't hear on the left, my palsy improved to where a lot of people don't notice it till I laugh, the balance problem persists but didn't stop me racing quarter mile standing start sprints on my 1200 Kawasaki till I gave up aged 73 to be able to look after my wife.
So I have adapted to life post op and console myself that there are a lot of people worse off.
In closing I pestered my GP for a scan because I have thumping in my right ear when in bed, if I lay on my left I can't hear it but on my right its quite unpleasant. Anyway the scan showed some scar tissue and the audio nerves on the left are jumbled up but no sign of any more growths = whoopee!