My acoustic neuroma was only 1cm when we found it and did surgery. But man that thing changed my life in an instant. It cause a sudden onset of vertigo that was debilitating. I was unable to work, socialize or live a normal life. I named it Felicia so I could tell it “Bye Felicia” because it was that annoying having it in my head. September 22, 2015 I had surgery to remove Felicia. Though my recovery has been a huge challenge I’m still fighting each day to get better and back to life. Here’s a picture of Felicia and also me just out of surgery in the ICU at USC Keck Medical Center in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to find the two best surgeons in the country to remove my tumor, Dr. Rick Friedman and Dr. Steven Giannotta. I still struggle but at least I am alive and have the chance to live again. For that I am blessed!
Me and Dr. Friedman