It is good that you are still smiling. I really have no suggestion on the pain other than take what the doctors prescribe. My girl friend had gamma knife for a tumor and we attempt to control the pain with valumm and oxycoden. After the surgery we used steroid to keep the swelling down but the steroids played havoc on her body. She still has some pain so we might suggest another round of steroids at her next doctor’s visit. It is easy to give advise without experiencing the constant pain. Watching my girl friend with her pain is very difficult so I know a little of what you are going through. I will include you in my prayers.