i was beginning to think i was making this up or making something out of nothing.. i woke up last friday with the worst pain. i called them ear spasms.. tight and horrendous pain... this was around the area behind my right an ear.. so naturally i thought it was related to the tumor. dr. told me it had nothing to do with the tumor,, more muscle then anything,so to use a heating pad or hot rags,, 800 mg of advil. he thought maybe i slept crooked, well its kind of hard to sleep crooked when the pain was behind my ear.. after suffering with it all weekend, i went back and the only thing he could think of was damage to the neuratic nerve. i had cyberknife done in 2010,, just to find out i was told wrong and should have never had raditation for a 3cm tumor. so now i have damage from it. since radiation can last in ur body for 2 years or more, there is no telling how much more damage i could have.. we wont know until things happen.. the neurologist gave me two shots in the head of this numbing agent along with steriods... to help numb the sharp pains.. not permantly but for a couple of days.. she has also ordered a mra , to rule out annurisms. .. its good to know i wasnt making this all up in my head..