First I have to say, you go girl to AJ!!!!! It is her first CK day. Sounds like she is preparing for tomorrow.!
I need to tell you today started worse than most. I am dizzier today and my tinnitus is really acting up, but we saw my lead Dr. today, Dr. Daspit. It is my pre-zap appointment. I am so glad I have such a good team. I needed to sign some papers, I asked some questions and he asked some questions. I told him my balance was getting to be more of a problem. We discussed that and some post treatment options. Then he asked if I thought my hearing had gotten worse. I have thought the first test his office had done was better than I expected, anyway. When I told him I thought it was worse, he did another test and after it was finished he informed me my hearing was no longer worth saving in that ear.
Next thing, BOOM, he was suggesting I switch from Cyber Knife to Gamma Knife. The reason for fractionating it in 3 dosages over 3 days was for saving hearing. That reason is gone. Gamma has been around longer, so it statistically is more conservative route. Now, we have the mask, the appointment, the mindset one way and WHOOSH it is changing in front of me. After many questions, answers, thinking by all 3 of us what was finally decided was to do Cyber knife after all but only ONE stronger treatment, so it is similar to GK in its dosage. So Monday is my ONLY day. I think by the end we all felt this is the right way to go.
Now back to my hearing and balance. Earlier he had given me a prescription for vestibular therapy. That was before the hearing test. then after treatment, we will re-assess but he was talking about destroying my cochlea so it would hasten my balance issues to a head and I can start recuperating some alternative balance techniques. I of course will have absolutely no hearing if this is done, so if this all happens I may have the BAHA implant to send sounds on my right side to my good left side. He only touched on that but because of this AN site I knew what he was talking about.
I will get Mary back, in the meantime, like. Like Arnold says, "I'll be back". There is too much mischief to be attended to.