You have come to the right place, there are a lot of input and everyone's story to date. I am like you, I am not a fan of WW, but I did for a year, and I should have done something sooner. I did radiation (proton therapy) in Portland. I would recommend looking into the proton therapy, it is great and Dr. Jaboin has moved to Oklahoma and not too far for travel for you compared....? He is amazing! Cleveland I believe has one of the best facilities, so the is closer too.
I had the same issue as donjehle with the hearing loss in my left. I will tell you that if is not as bad as I would have expected. You get use to it and you just have to remind those you hang out with need to be on your good side. I have a hearing aid, and sometimes wear it, but found it is not doing much good. But I will say that like don says, you get use to it and barely notice after a while.
I did have some facial issues, but let me start by saying as time goes, I am not as impacted in the end. People are amazing and so many are on your side, you would be so happy in the end.
I get my 3 year MRI after radiation this month (keep all posted) but the ultimate answer has to come from makes you the most comfortable. Everyone's journey is different, but similar. Please read all of the different sections and you will absolutely get some good questions you want to ask to help get you to what is best for you.
Good luck and keep us informed.
Happy New Year and here is to a healthy 2023 for us all.