Hello Alber! I had the same thoughts as you because I am 37 and have 3 kids to worry about! I am a farmer and operate tractors and combine for which I had to be 100 percent fit which is very important in my kind of work..The hardest part for me was that one day a I was 100 percent perfect and the next morning I woke up all messed up with dizziness, couldn’t stay on my feet for a week, good damn acoustic neuroma caused all kinds of issues!I chose radiosurgery which my surgeon recommended, at first I wanted surgery and was prepared for it, but got scared of damage to facial nerv, hearing was going to go for sure, and the balance problems also could of changed a bit. I am feeling better now but don’t know what is going to happen in the long run! Whatever happens is going to happen, just have to be positive about it! Many people didn’t experience any issues and are doing fine. I guess it’s all about how healthy the person is and how it is going to react to the radiation....Good luck with whatever option you choose..