Aug 10, 2008
Back in 1988 I was diagnosed with having an acoustic neuroma. What happened over the next few months dramatically changed my life. It is only now that life is getting back to normal ! Nearly 20 years later.
Apart from the surgery and its side effects my whole life was disrupted. I suffered and still do to some extent, with mental health problems and this resulted in me being medically retired from work.
My whole story is told here http://www.maverellsworld.com/life/life.htm
It is too big to post here. Please read it and if you are diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma try not to have the same experiences as me !! I am happy to say that the treatments available now are much better than they were, but in some cases the surgeons knife is the only thing that can save your life.