Yesterday I had my six month checkup at Stanford Hospital. It consisted of a hearing test, 55-minute MRI and meetings with Doctors Chang and Soltys.
My hearing test showed that my hearing levels were unchanged, but my speech recognition is now 40% instead of 80%. The audiologist said that conventional hearing aids would not work for me at this level, but there are other options for me. Dr. Chang was not concerned at all about the hearing change and said my hearing could improve in the next six months. I will have another hearing test in July.
BUT, the great news is -- my MRI showed a black dot in the center of the tumor, and it is slightly smaller than in July!!!!
The doctors said I am on track and they are very happy with the results thus far.
Back to Stanford again in six months. I am VERY happy!
I feel great - I still have tinnitus, but it seems milder these days. My balance seems fine, but I did a "walk the line" test and although I didn't fall, I wonder what a police officer would think.