Hi all, I know when you are first diagnosed you have jillion questions. I think this doctor does an excellent job of being succinct and clear in answering some questions.http://nspc.com/blog/acoustic-neuromas-dr-michael-brisman/
And if you need some good news, I was diagnosed two years ago and went nuts doing research, I was consumed! And very stressed out. I visited 8 or 10 docs from coast to coast. I finally chose GK with Dr. Lunsford at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It was very easy (compared to brain surgery) , everyone was so good at their job and put me at ease (and gave me la-la drugs so I didn't even mind the head frame). That was 6 months ago on July 28, 2014. I am doing just fine! No wacky side effects, I just kind of feel like I did before only better because the stress of making a decision is gone. And I think the ringing is getting to be a little less. Before the GK I thought I would feel my eye twitch and my face get numb. That doesn't happen anymore. I took it easy for a few weeks after the GK just because I had a good excuse to take it easy. It gets better all the time, but there are admittedly some times that are better than others. I have my 6 month MRI next week and hopefully they will tell me the tumor is shrinking and dying and I can just go on with my life while it shrinks even more!
Good wishes to you all, I know what it is like but it DOES get better.