Special thanks to ANSydney and others.
I spoke with Dr. Slattery at House Clinic and will speak with Dr. Chang at Cyberknife in Bay area this coming week.
I have firmed up getting Medicare Medi-Gap G insurance which will pay for 100% co-pays including excessive charges in the USA... Not including Food and Lodging.
Grateful is an understatement of how I feel about this forum. I have no idea how some folks endure and others do not. This said... for me enough is enough. This condition is highly under-rated. I have no idea how some members co-exist with this. I am a music composer and the overall co-morbidity of this condition has been overwhelming.
As a 30 year cancer survivor, I do understand the idea of endurance. But I have found no support here in Albuquerque with respect to the over growth of schwannoma cells. Especially with the notion that radiation therapy itself could of been a contributor to this long term outcome.
I am 65 years old... Fit as they come. Practice yoga and tai chi for over 30 years. Weight train daily. Still score music. No complaints. Being spiritual minded has helped with my dream life. No fear in my dreams. More Jungian kind of dreams... Invasion and injury sort of meanings. In fact I have found more empathy towards those in pain and those struggling in life. So... No complaints.
My cancer co-morbidity is huge. I was hospitalized for over one year, 30 years ago and survived...But it left me with a vulnerable frame emotionally. I have multiple cuts on my body from the experience, including pulmonary fibrosis, cardio fibrosis, radiated gut, spinal stenosis... ect. The probable cause of my schwannoma is the full body radiation.
I have seen many folks report on this forum that they had received radiation therapy at one time.
Thank you for being my brother and sister in this process. I would gone bat *&^$^&$ mad without your support.
Peace and Love,