I am Kaiser patient, haggled with 4 neurosurgeons 4 years about this 1.6x1.7x1.8. Since it was so "dangerous" I decided to have it done at the South San Francisco Radiation/cancer center.. Now I am in trouble. The first 2 treatments went beautiful, I could eat McDonalds and Pizza after, headaches a 3-4 on pain scale, aspirin works, tinnitus same, hearing same so far.. The 3rd and final treatment was at least 15 minutes longer than the first 2, uncomfortable, like being waterboarded with that mask strapping my head down and another mask over the first.
For whatever reason, instead of finishing to my right like the first 2 sessions, the big disc with blue light ended up over my chest and gut when the "treatment" was finally over. I told them I felt queasy. I went to McDonalds and barely finished my filet-o-fish and had to vomit and continued vomiting all night and every day through today. Went to ER 2 days ago, nothing found. The pressure pain starts in my left gut and radiates into chest, causing severe nausea/vomiting/shortness of breath/chest pain. I had some Phenegran 25mg that expired in 2004. They help some but what a hassle getting refill, I have 2 left. When I went back to the radiation people, the doctor walked in and says: "Hi Joe, why you back? What happen to you? You sick?" He acted like he was doing me a HUGE favor by giving me 2 Zofrans before my 4 hour drive home. Zofran did nothing to it. I thought these symptoms only happened to people who get chemo? I'm on day 7 with no end in sight. I bet the AN never even got radiated, just my chest and gut. NOW WHAT?