Another positive story! My un-ruptured Annie was sucessfuly removed one year ago at UCSF. I am a 66 year old grandmother of 10, mom of 5, and wife of one! I was out of the hospital after only 3 days, back to normal life from that day on … Working, walking, playing with grandkids but taking nice winter naps. Life is good and I’ve never regretted my decision. I had breast cancer, chemo, and radiation in 2011 - 2012 and that was easier than I expected too but harder than the craniotomy, probably because it was such a long process; 9 months from diagnosis to last treatment.
If you have an unruptured Annie, only look at those discussions from others with unruptured ones; the ruptured Annie stories are damn scary and we are so lucky ours were discovered prior to rupture.
The picture of me here was taken 1 week post-op after a walk in the San Francisco hills.