I wanted to drop in and give you all a follow-up report on my treatment. I have just finished my first week of radiation and I have to say it could not have been any easier. I got some adjustments made to the mask and now it is more comfortable. My sessions are only 15 minutes long, and they get me in almost as soon as I walk in the door, so my day is hardly interrupted at all. If anyone living in the Greater Cincinnati (or in the tri-state) area is looking to have this treatment, I can overwhelmingly recommend Precision Radiotherapy in partnership with University Hospital, in West Chester. The people there are extremely polite, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
I met with my psysician yesterday and he reported that he is happy with the results of my X-rays and says that things are moving along well. He believes that the odds of retaining my existing level of hearing is very good. This makes me very happy. I was a little concerned that music is starting to sound bad; flat, tinney, out of tune. Some days my hearing seems "squeezed" and sounds seem far away. He says this is normal because the tumor will swell some during treatment. I am hoping when we are finished, sounds will return to normal. Other than that, I have had no adverse side effects. I will only have three days of treatments next week, because of the holiday and that should give my poor little brain a chance to rest some.
I am so glad that I chose this type of treatment and I hope I can still say that at the end. I have every confidence that things will turn out good.
Happy Thanksgiving All, and thanks for your support.