Hi Everyone. I had my AN treated by radiotherpy, or Gamma Knife, a one shot beam, in August 2019. I would like to assure anyone who is facing the prospect of this, that it was very easy, I have been back for my yearly scan, in the middle of the pandemic, and been told that it hasn't grown.
I had tinitus for 2 years before visiting my GP, as I was not too bothered about it, then missed my referal with the audiologist, meaning going back on the waiting list.
Eventually, when I had the diagnosis my AN was too big for 'watch and wait' and I was strongly advised to have have the radiotherepy. I was very apprehensive.
I have always thought of myself as being fairly fit, and the thought of having radiation therepy was worse than the diagnosis, worse than the treatment even.
Anyway, I feel relatively fine. My concern is having had radiotherepy, 18 months ago, I am still considered 'clinically vunerable' and would like any information on how long my immune system might be knocked out.