Neal, the quote you copied was my quoting "anothernynewbie" and not you. As for my comments about recurrence, I was referring to your statement, "Consider that while you are a good candidate for radiation therapy, the tumor remains in your head and though it doesn't happen often, years after treatment it may begin to grow again."
Again, there is no more chance of regrowth with radiation than there is with surgery. In fact, the chance is only about 2% with either type of treatment. I did not want your statement to lead someone who is just beginning to search for answers to conclude that there is a higher risk of recurrence with radiation treatment than with surgery. That simply is not the case. And even with surgery, sometimes a small piece of the live tumor is left behind, either intentionally or by mistake, and can grow; it is sometimes difficult to remove all of a tumor without damaging the cranial nerve it is attached to, so surgeons sometimes elect to leave some behind.
It's unfortunate that you believe I think all approaches should not be considered, because that is exactly what I was trying to encourage (by pointing out a misinformed opinion that could have led someone to summarily rule out radiation). In fact, my post also tried to give useful information about different surgical approaches and also offered that W&W was a reasonable strategy. Had I been a radiosurgery cheerleader, as you assume, I would have simply excluded all comments about other courses of action. I try to give as much information as I've discovered through research and correct common misperceptions when they arise on this board. I realize that the choice of treatment is a very personal decision that each one of us must make for themselves. If I've contributed useful information that helps someone make an informed decision that betters their life, then I've accomplished what I hoped to do. And if I hit a raw nerve (no pun intended) by countering -- as politely as I could -- your unfounded worry about radiosurgery, I am sorry I hurt your feelings.