Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. I had ES surgery last Monday 11/25 on the right, symptomatic side of my neck. Dr. Samji told my husband it was one of the most extreme cases he had ever seen I have been on steroids for the inflammation (which is still pretty prevalent) and got off pain meds last night because they aren’t helping much and making my stomach upset.
I have my post-op with Dr Samji on Wed and plan on asking what made this case so extreme. I feel validated for all the times I said that my throat / ear / neck / face hurt but also kind of sad because this thing was realily affecting my life and I had to wait so long to get it fixed and now the recovery is going to also take a lot of time. I just want to feel good again!
Right now it seems my pre-op symptoms feel heightened but my condition is a 4.5 out of 10 - I have some pain in my throat and behind ear. Some discomfort when I swallow (less now than the beginning). The wound and surrounding area is very swollen and I can’t feel my right ear down to my jaw. The nerves will take 4-6 weeks to reactivate.
Will keep you all posted on what Dr Samji says on Wed. Thank you all for the good vibes and well wishes