My original surgery for a golfball size tumor was back in 1998. Had Gamma Knife 1999, tumor stable. Just had my yearly MRI and my family physician who is keeping track of this gave me a horrible scare, telling me there were changes in my MRI. Since I've had this tumor I always get a copy of the MRI so I can read it and rest my own mind. This threw me way back to when I was first told I had this tumor! What a horrible feeling that is! After reading the MRI results, NOTHING was changed. The radiologist who read the MRI and reported on it states that the area where the tumor was , he can't even recognize it as a tumor, just by previous MRI! So needless to stay I'm furious at my GP for making me go back to 1998 and the feeling I had then! When you spend 3 months in the hospital and really only remember the last month it's disheartening to say the least! I'm so grateful that I can have yearly MRI's to keep an eye on tumor.
I still have stabbing pains in that ear. Have no answer to what it is, thinking it has something to do with scar tissue and weather changes.
Now that my heart has started calming down after this latest mishap, I'm back to yearly MRI's!