Sorry I didn’t get back to this for a couple of months, I guess that’s the nature of this forum: post treatment, you’re just not digging for info as hard.
I was in for 39 minutes. My biggest problem was the music: they asked what I wanted to listen to, I just said “just some country”. So be it. About 20 minutes in, already having settled down from the initial semi-panic attack about “is this where I lose the ear???”, I was laying there watching the tiny movements of the machine and listening to George Strait telling me where all his exes lived. Then, a tone, and zilch: couldn’t hear the music, nothing. The panic was flooding back in like a tsunami, me thinking that the ear just got zapped, and took the other one with it. Then a click, and the music came back. They were playing the music off somebody’s phone connected to their music system, and they had gotten a text message notification tone. If I wasn’t bolted in, all I could think of was getting up and yelling “Don’t you EVER do that to me again!!!”...
Anyway, going back for my 6 month MRI in two weeks. All things considered, I can’t complain so far: I still get occasional dizzy spells, and the hearing has some short-lived spurts of seeming just somewhat deader than normal, but I really haven’t had any symptom that hasn’t improved since the GK. I know I’m still right at the start of this, and won’t be shocked if I get something that pops up, but for now things are good.
The doc told me in my first follow up that he wishes he didn’t have to do that first follow up mri so soon, that people see growth as the tumor dies and swells, and freak out as a result: I’m ready for that if that’s what shows up, at least I’ve got my mind wrapped around that part pretty well.