Nine years ago I had a very rare and partly cancerous tumor removed that was partially on my brainstem and partially on my spinal cord. I then underwent radiation and chemo to make sure all cells were eradicated. Since then, I have gone for follow up MRI’s once or twice a year, to look for any more tumors popping up. After eight years of clear MRIs, a new one was discovered three weeks ago. It is in my right ear canal between my skull and brain and is between 6 to 9 mm. Radiology report says it is either a benign, aggressive meningioma, or metastatic (spread) from the original tumor. Because of my history, it is recommended that I have the tumor surgically removed so that we can determine what it is. This journey may end up being quite short, or it may be drawn out, but I use this website to give you a convenient way to learn of our situation and next steps as needed. Thank you for visiting!