IamA girl who had a 20 hour sub-cranial brain surgery. AMA.
So, I had a brain tumor called a Meningioma of the Jugular Foramen. It was/is benign and was in a pretty difficult spot to get to according to my two surgeons which is why the surgery lasted 20 hours. And, no, they didn't get all of it unfortunately but I'm going in every 12 months for a check up to make sure it isn't growing more.
My proof: http://imgur.com/a/kWrgE
Edit: I'll post a picture of my tongue as soon as I get home so you guys can see what an atrophied tongue looks like.