Thanks so much for the reply! So sorry you are going through this also! Yeah, I am still deciding whether to undergo surgery around 8 months post surgery or continue waiting.
However, just a piece of unsolicited advice. Every single doctor I have spoken to (at least 3) recommended not to do electrical stimulation, as it can cause one to have an exaggerated distorted smile (described as a "joker lip"), so if I were you I would not undergo E-stim, even after a year.
Thanks for your response!