After what seems like a very slow march towards May 29th, surgery day, we are finally almost there! It's been several weeks of additional tests, jangling nerves and trying to keep busy within The Maven's limits with her Vertigo symptoms.
Tuesday will be an all day marathon of pre-op tests, lab work and medical exam. And then Wednesday, The Maven will report to the hospital by 5:30am. Not fun for a "not a morning person", but worth it to her to get this ball rolling.
Not sure of surgery time, they are not sure themselves. Apparently there will be two Acoustic Neuroma surgeries done that morning and they haven't told us who will go first or when. They expect the surgery to last 4-5 hours. I will be posting on Facebook when the surgery is over, not sure when I will get a chance to post on the blog, but I will get a quick post up as soon as possible. First 24 hours, The Maven will be in ICU and then 4-5 days in a regular hospital room depending on her recovery.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the encouragement, prayers and support I received through comments on this blog and emails. The Maven has read them all and I know she draws comfort from the fact that she has so many people pulling for her and keeping her in their thoughts and prayers.
This WILL be a successful surgery.
The Maven WILL lose that sense of dizziness, fatique, headaches and nausea.
She WILL get back to her life of work, independent living, and normal everyday activities that we all at times take for granted.