Author Topic: Post-radiation  (Read 962 times)

Carolgre

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Post-radiation
« 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.

ColleenS

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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.
Surgery date 5/2/2017 @ Vanderbilt Translab approach with Drs. Haynes & Chambless. Love them :)
Success: removed 99.9% of tumor; no facial issues
Readmitted on 5/7/17 for CFL, had a lumbar drain inserted; CFL repair surgery on 5/14/17 and sprung on 5/15/17.