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2/21/2017 Latest post:
I was having headaches real bad in the fall of 2015. I went to the doctor and he refereed me to a neurologist but I didn't get an appointment until May 2016. When I saw him he diagnosis ed me with migraines and gave me medicine. Then in October-November 2016 I was still having headaches so I was back at the doctor who ordered an MRI. A few days later I got a call from my doctor. On November 21st, 2016 I went to my doctor and found out I have an acoustic neuroma. It was very scary because I heard tumor, radiation, and surgery. I didn't know much about it. My neurologist called me with more information and scheduled an appointment with him. From there I saw two neurosurgeons in Knoxville. Neither one had really performed this type of surgery. Lucky me I have a tumor that is rare and there are about 3.5 in every 100,000 and more than 5,000 diagnosed annually in the US. After no luck in Knoxville I was refereed to Vanderbilt. I meet with an amazing neurosurgeon and ENT who both deal with this type of tumor majority of the time. Vanderbilt specializes in this type of tumor. My doctors want to do surgery but I am waiting for a call with the date.