I am almost 3 hours post Gamma Knife where my Alien Life Form (4mm x 4mm x 12 mm) was bombarded with Phasers set on Kill.
I have a little discomfort and some oozing where the pins were. Otherwise I feel fine.
The treatment was short but the day was long. My friend picked me up at 5 AM to get me to St Joseph's Hospital by 5:30 AM. There were several people ahead of me in Admitting so it took about an hour to get through that process.
Next I was put in a room where I changed into the gown, had blood taken, and was given an EKG.
After that I went up to Pre-Op for some more paperwork, then was taken by wheelchair down long corridors to the Gamma Knife department where I sat on the gurney doing crossword puzzles until the anesthesiologist came in and put me out for the installation of the head frame. I woke up in about 20 minutes and thought I'd been muzzled so I wouldn't bite anybody.
Next stop was the MRI, then back to the Pre-Op room where I waited about 2 hours for my three doctors (Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard - [joke]) to get together and develope the "Plan."
At various points during the 2 hours each of the doctors came in for a chat.
At noon I was taken to the Gamma Knife room. The actual treatment took about a half hour. The Gamma Knife machine (Perfexion) was almost 100% silent, a welcome change from the cacophonous MRI.
Then the radiation oncologist came in and removed the head frame. The nurse went over some final details and my friend picked me up and took me home.
I am a bit disappointed because I have not developed any super-powers, although I suppose that could take a while, so I'll just wait and see.
Anyway, I'll have follow-up visits with the neurosurgeon and the neurotologist in a month and my next MRI around July.
I'll update this thread if anything noteworthy occurs later.