So, my wife was diagnosed with a 3.78cm AN last year and the surgery went as well as expected. She completed acute therapy and facial therapy and then she went through the radiation process with 4 days of therapy around 3-4 months ago now. Just about 3 weeks back, she woke up with slight partial facial paralysis. This scared us, but we were certain this was from the swelling of the tumor (what was left). The surgeons subscribed steroids 2 weeks ago and the symptoms began to make some progress (with some facial exercises as well). She is no longer the steroids.
Just yesterday afternoon though, the paralysis seemed to get worse. Her left side (tumor side) lip is tighter and she cannot completely close her left eye now. I have a call into her surgeon, but we are just wondering what this could be from? Her face was nearly perfect for almost 8 months, then radiation on the tumor and 3-4 months later overnight, facial paralysis?
If there is anyone that may have a similar story or advice it would be greatly appreciated.