I am an American that just had brain surgery in Russia. AMA :)
Proof - прошу русского подтвердить для всех, что это согласие на операцию. Спасибо!
I’m sorry if my answers aren’t super long, my head still hurts and I don’t really like typing on my iPad.
Basically my story is that I went to several doctors (including audiologists) in the US complaining about hearing loss, and each time was told that there’s nothing wrong, that I should just deal with it. My wife and I came to Russia 3 weeks ago due to visa reasons, and I decided to check my hearing out just in case. They had me do an MRI, and found a rather large tumor putting a lot of pressure on my brain and hearing organs, most likely causing the hearing loss. I just had it removed yesterday, and I’m very grateful that they found it now because if I had waiting much longer, the situation could have gotten much worse. I’d like to stay somewhat anonymous, but other than that, AMA!
Edit at 16:15 Moscow time: I just threw up and I’m going to take a nap for a bit… I’ll be back soon to answer more questions :)
Edit at 17:15 Moscow time: ok now I’m actually going to take nap, but keep posting questions, I’ll be back soon.
Edit at 20:00 Moscow time: gonna head to bed now, I’ll answer some more in the morning. Thanks for all the interesting questions! It has been a great distraction for me being stuck in the hospital.