Thank you very much Tdlight, BLW and Echo. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and replies.
I think my headaches and increased tinnitus were caused my a very bad cold/flu I received just 4 days out of the hospital. Who knows if I picked this cold/flu up during my short stay in the hospital ward, the hotel, or the 4 airplanes I had to take; however, finally my headache is gone since I got some low-dose Vicodin and steroid (and Allegra-D), and my congestion is tapering down. I think in 4-or-5 days I should be back to normal.
Obviously from this point out, I'm going to think every little thing is caused by the treatment.
My main concern now is the nerves immediately behind my eyes feel like they're squinting at times. Like someone is stepping on them. It's hard to describe, but it's obviously the nerves directly behind my eye balls. I hope this is also because of my recent flu and congestion.
I received the surgical report today, and found out Dr. Sheehan administered 12 "Gray" with a maximum of 24 "gray." Does this mean I had 24 "gray" of radiation at some point? My treatment only lasted 52 minutes.
Does it usually take 4 or 5 years before everything is "done," and what's going to happen is going to happen?
How soon before I know if it was successful or failed?
I still can't believe my hearing went down from nearly 100% word recognition to only 40% word recognition in less than a week post treatment.
I wish I had some clarity on whether-or-not the fact that my head-frame was unable to be screwed down in the CT machine (immediately prior to Gamma Knife) would have any effect on the outcome?
Anyways, I'm already missing the Charlottesville, Virginia local "40 Mile IPA" beer from Three Notch'd Brewery. It's the best draft beer I ever had (and I normally don't drink beer - only soda pop).
Thanks again for all your support and encouragement. Whether it's microsurgery or radiosurgery, all I had to do was sit there and then recover. It was the doctors who did all the work. Either way, the process is life-changing and makes you realize what really matters in life and place things into perspective.
If you visit Charlottesville, be sure to stay away from the Hampton Inn, as the water pressure was nearly non-existent haha.