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Fractional Radiation 5yr mark
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:45:03 am »
 I wanted to update my progress . My tumor was 2.1 cm and I finished my 26  FSR (fractional radiation) on 12/05/13 at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. I just had my 5 year check-up and the tumor has not grown. I continued working at my job thru my treatments. My co-workers never knew I was being treated for a medical condition. I did feel nauseous at times and tired. Today I have recently retired. My biggest complaint is the loss of hearing in my left ear making socializing very hard. I asked my co-workers not to throw me a party for retirement just lunch with our small office crew, the real reason was I can't socialize in large groups because of the hearing loss and hissing , ringing in my ear. Hope this helps others who are considering treatment options.

2.1 cm left side
hearing loss , tinnitus, some balance issues
FSR 26 treatments  ending 12/05/13.


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Re: Fractional Radiation 5yr mark
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 05:34:10 pm »
Hi Coinman,

Thanks for sharing your update, it helps to hear other people triumphs (and struggles). It's great news that there is no growth @ 5 years! I hope there's good things for you in retirement too. I also struggle with (some) hearing loss  on the left side- definitely makes socializing especially in groups challenging. Although a bit tricky to get used to, I found a hearing aid has been helpful for me.

wish you all good things and good health,

2.9 x 2.9 x 2.5cm Left AN (May 2020) @5yrs
2.9 cm (Mar 2019) @4yrs
2.9 cm (Aug 2018) @3yrs
3.1 cm (Aug 2017) @2yrs
3.2 cm (Aug 2016) @1yr
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5cm Left AN (Aug 2015) ===> CK @ Stanford, August 17 - 19, 2015 (Drs. Chang & Soltys)