Hello, my husband had AN removed 3 weeks ago. It was a medium size tumor, 2.5cm x 2.0cm on the right side. After the surgery, he has a HB Grade 5 facial weakness. On the surgery day, the surgeon called me saying that he didn't know if the weakness would be temporary or permanent. When he stimulated my husband's facial nerve, the response was very weak. He thought it was greatly bruised/stretched, but not cut (at least he didn't think so).
He can close his right eye (AN side), but not completely. The doctor said it was ok to start the facial physical therapy. I am looking for a good physical therapist who is specialized in facial nerve physical therapy in Chicago area. I searched online and send an email to Jackie Diels yesterday. I have not got a reply yet. Also, she does not live in Chicago area. So I don't really know if working with her will be an option anyways. Any information is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Also, I am wondering if anyone has similar experience as my husband. How has your recovery been?