I am glad to have found other people with the same diagnosis. I have a 2.8 CM Trigeminal Schwannoma lightly pushing in to my brainstem. Right now I have some facial numbness/tingling on the left side that fluctuates depending on a lot of things. It seems like the more stressed I am, the worse it is. It has been recommended that I have stereo-tactice radio-therapy. I recently started a new job as a teacher and live in Oklahoma City, home of Procure. The issue I am having is that I don't feel as though I can treat without quitting my job at the moment because of the demands of being a first-year teacher. The doctor has not told me I need to treat now but has said that if symptoms get worse I might want to. I am looking for any insight and opinions! I want to wait until at least Christmas if not next summer.
Do you guys feel as though any specific things trigger your symptoms? Stress? Caffeine? I am a very nervous person so know exactly how to stress myself out when I have something real to worry abouot. I will be grateful for any insight, support or your history/histories.