Saturday, April 2, 2011


I've been remiss in updating the blog, but I think that's a testament to the fact that I am definitely in my "post-AN" phase of life and that I really don't think about it too much.

I visited Dr. C a couple of months ago for a two-year follow-up, and everything was fine. The MRI looked good, and any irregularities attributable to scar tissue had faded some since the one-year follow-up MRI.

My balance is normal, no headaches, and no facial weakness. Obviously, I still can't hear out of my left ear, but even that is just part of my "normal" now and I rarely give it much thought. I'm still not interested in a BAHA. Right now I'm looking forward to spring finally arriving in D.C. so that I can ride my bike to work again.

I hope that this blog is still helping to give newly diagnosed AN-ers a sense of what the journey is like and the knowledge that there can be a happy ending after finding out that there's a thing growing in your head.


  1. Two thumbs up! (Sorry, I don't have anything more original to say. It's a Sunday morning; what do you want from me?!) :P

  2. hi kimberly! i just found your blog. i had surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma in august 2009. it was only 17 days between my diagnosis and my surgery, so i didn't have time to name it...