It has now been a little over 7 months since CK radiation. I took my MRI yesterday to see what is going on inside my head. The reason for a seven month MRI is because I took a MRI exactly one month after CK to establish some base line data. Anyways, although I was a nervous wreck, the results were very positive. The tumor is mostly black inside indicating necrosis is occurring. There is shrinkage in the tumor, from 2.07 cm x 1.70 cm in May 2018 to 1.83 cm x 1.62 cm yesterday. As a result of the shrinkage, the tumor has moved away from the brain stem allowing it to resume its original shape. The pressure and stretching on the facial nerve has also been reduced.
My various symptoms are becoming more mild and tolerable. Facial numbness is reduced, I am now able to taste some foods, very few headaches, and those noises in my head from tinnitus have become much more quiet and not as often. Dizziness is gone, but I am still having times when my balance is a problem. This usually occurs at night when I am tired.
All good news, I am very happy and wish the best for everyone.