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« on: November 23, 2017, 11:23:49 am »
Just finished five fractionated stereotactic treatments on Nov. 17. No side effects except for a headachy type pain in the area of my head where the tumor is and some temporary voice hoarseness. The headaches were alleviated by Advils and the hoarseness cleared up. A day or so after my last treatment, hearing in my bad (right) ear seemed to improve somewhat. My word recognition is still bad but I seem to have better tonal quality. It's only a slight improvement but definitely noticeable. Has anyone else had their hearing improve after treatment? I know it may only be temporary and that I may lose hearing again as the tumor dies.


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Re: Post-radiation
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 12:38:35 pm »
This is the first post I have seen with stereotactic radiosurgery. I am starting that in a week or so. Glad to hear you did not have many side-effects.
5/2/17 @ Vanderbilt Translab approach with Drs. Haynes & Chambless
Readmitted on 5/7/17 for CFL, lumbar drain; CFL repair surgery 5/14 & sprung on 5/15
10/18 5 Radiation treatments for tumor regrowth
3/19 Pain, swelling, facial paralysis
5/19 Facial paralysis, numbness


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Re: Post-radiation
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 09:37:31 am »
Did your tonal hearing continue to improve or get worse?  I am 1 yr status post GK for my 2.1 cm tumor and am noticing some hearing improvement as you described. Wondering if this will last!