I had jaw survery 4 months ago and had facial nerve stretched or injured (my surgeon said he disnt cut or touch the nerve, this is sth that happens to 0,5-1% cases during this surgery, my surgeon never had such case and so he hasnt warmed me about this risk either which made the last moths a complete nightmare for me. First it was shock than hoping itll go away by 8wks to 3 montjs (as I was said) now starting to loose hope.
I have mild damage to eye branch and more severe to mouth branch. (I can move its just crooked (mouth and nose)
I also have burning sensation in my tongue (started couple weeks ago)does it mean its getting worse?
Hearing humm in my left ear when 'smiling wide'/exercising
Problems with chewing
Speaking (I lisp)
i have no or altered taste on that sode as well.
Can you pls share what was the course of revovery for you? Does it happen spontaneously? Or gradually? (Cant see improvement yet),
I sometime feels tingly sensations (lips) after exercising
I was adviced electro stimulation and massage i didnt do electro yet Im scared itll make things worse
No doctor seem to be able to diagnose what actually happened and how severe the damage os and what is the prognosis.
Waiting is horror.
I had to put my work and life on hold Ill soon be bankrupt as I cant force myself to leave the house and face people. I realize there are people on this forum with more severe damages and I feel for all of you still for me its really hard as it is..
Ill take any words of wisdom. Im at a loss and all I hear from doctors os 'wait and see' but keep prolonging the time when it should recover