ANSR is a SUPPORT GROUP for PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE SEVERE RESULTS from their Acoustic Neuroma (AN) surgery/surgeries (infection, CSF leak, severe incoherence, deafness, facial palsy, imbalance, dry eye, fatigue, tinnitus, chronic facial cheek nerve pain, visual disturbance, speech problems, coordination difficulties, and the like). It is hoped that association with other members with similar experiences will help prevent the feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and/or depression. Other AN patients, please see ANA. Our group would not be for you.
Here at ANSR, members usually post MESSAGES PERTAINING TO THEIR ACOUSTIC NEUROMA(S) and OTHER CLOSELY-RELATED TOPICS; the sharing of such AN challenges and possible solutions can be helpful to others in the group. Although the discussions will generally be related to ANs, at times we discuss everyday life happenings, as well. We are an international group and controversial issues (those involving religion, politics, etc.) are best left to other groups or private e-mail--not sent via ANSR group posts.
To be approved for membership, you first need to complete our short ANSR survey received upon requesting to join this group through the above "JOIN THIS GROUP!" button. Send your completed survey to: ANSRemail@example.com
After joining, you will find other member surveys here at this ANSR site located by clicking on the MESSAGES link at the left--beginning with Post #524. Please feel welcome to post your own thoughts about whatever topic is being/has been discussed; or, initiate you own discussion. The best way we can be a support to one another is to be regularly and actively involved!
**Group Theme Song, courtesy of funnybunch.com: http://www.funnybunch.com/1/me1.swf (the song has changed, but it is still cute!)
**Outward smile for some.... :-\
**Outward smile for others....... :-/
**Outward smile for a few............. :-|
**Inward smile for all......................... :-)
**Group Motto: "Keep On Keeping On