It sounds like you have been proactive in your recovery. Good for you! My surgeon's advice to me was "walk, walk, walk." Walking is the best medicine for the body to readjust to using one balance nerve. It takes time for the body to heal. Be kind to yourself and eat healthy and drink lots of water. I am 5 months post op and my face is coming back. I do gentle facial exercises that I found on the internet. I have a massage every once in a while. Rest when you're tired. Let me know how things go. Keeping you and all the AN warriors in my daily prayers.