I had my Gamma Knife procedure on 3/29/21 at NYU/Langone. From what the doctor told me he felt the procedure went well. My recovery went well and for the most part I was back to normal life and activities after a few days.
So now I am coming up on 3 months post gamma and it appears my symptoms haven worsened a bit. My balance has degraded somewhat and the hearing in my left ear has degraded somewhat too. Also, on the left side of my face I've had a couple episodes of face and eye drooping but it clears up after a couple of minutes. The face and eye drooping never occurred prior to the Gamma. Also, my tinnitus has worsened a bit too.
Is 3 months about the typical time that the tumor begins to swell as a result of the radiation? I've been chalking up these degraded symptoms to swelling, not 'real' tumor growth.
I guess I'm just looking for some insight from folks who went through the Gamma Knife to see if their post Gamma symptoms worsened and then eventually improved as the swelling went down.
My follow-up at NYU isn't until October 10th so I'm just trying to keep the stress level and worry down to a minimum, which hasn't been easy.
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