ANA Discussion Forum
General Category => AN Issues => Topic started by: Dee-dee on September 14, 2022, 01:05:37 pm
People who had this tumor a long time ago often have moved on and don't post here. So I would like to say to newbies: October 10, 2022 will be 11 years since my treatment with gamma knife for a 2.3 cm left side acoustic neuroma pressing on brain stem quite a bit. During those years I've adjusted to the new normal: tinnitus, one sided deafness, balance issues etc. Tumor is there but has not grown. I get MRI's, without the controversial contrast, every two years. We've gone on with our lives. Son graduated high school, Ivy college, masters, is working, has a nice girl, husband retired from being a doctor and took up painting and spending lots of time with me. Cat still living and loving us. Life is good. It will be ok. Don't stress. Wishing you all well. Dee-dee
Thank you for sharing your experience, Dee-dee!
You are correct, those who have had their treatments and have moved on, generally do not come back and post on the forums. And yet, your story encourages the rest of us. We really appreciate hearing that life is good and that it will all be okay in the end.
Thank you Dee-Dee- am 3 years out from CK and having some nerve pain on and off. It helps to read positive posts and messages.