I feel basically the same as before my CK treatment. The only new symptom I have now that I never had before is slight vertigo on some days. I have noticed that my tinnitus has gotten worse but I have learned to ignore it for so long that it is not a problem for me. My tinnitus varies from day to day and it only becomes louder occasionally. Prior to CK I had slight balance problems and that has not changed, it neither got better nor worse. I had read that swelling due to the radiation usually starts after 2 months and may continue for up to 2 years. I am in my 4th month post CK and I do not feel significantly different than before CK. My main reason in choosing CK was its minimal impact on the quality of life compared to microsurgery. So far that is exactly what has happened. My everyday activities and lifestyle has been minimally affected.