I had surgery on January 14th for a 10mm Acoustic Neuroma on the left side. They told me that I had a good twitch when they tested the facial nerve after closing. Post-op my mouth was very droopy and I couldn’t close my eye due to the lower lid drooping. I am now 10 weeks post-op and my mouth is basically symmetrical, my nasolabial folds are back, and my eye is closing a little better, but the lower lid is still droopy. With my eye I am using less drops now and have an external eye weight to help it close better and look more even. I really am disappointed and thought I would be farther along at this point. I am also experiencing intermittent spasms in my chin and upper lip/nasolabial fold. My questions are: Are these spasms normal, indicating that the nerve is “waking up” and has any one else experienced them? Also, how long has it taken for people’s facial nerve palsey to resolve? Am I expecting too much for 10 weeks pos-op?
Thanks for your help,