Oh what a day!
I had my 2nd opinion today. The Dr was amazing. He went through all of the CT scans and the MRIS. The amount of time he spent with me explaining and showing the facial neuroma, put my mind at ease. He told me I need to be watched closely, every 4 months. He can see some facial weakness. I see it all the time. He also recommended topamax for headaches. He repeatedly said FSR and GK will not help me, because the neuroma is on the entire nerve and that at least 4-6cm of the nerve is affected.
Why didn't the other Dr tell me this. All he said was he needed to operate, remove the nerve and nerve graft. I had to make another appointment so I could have some clarification. He brushed me off. I felt like I was wasting his precious time.
So now I know I will need surgery at some point in time. I will go to Toronto and I will have this Dr perform the surgery. He made me feel like he really cared about me.
Windsong, thank you for referring this Dr.
Adrian and Sam ......... waiting to hear Sam is awake and the surgery was successful!