Hi all, I had my 6 week post-op follow-up today and I am healing nicely, @BFresh sorry to hear your post-op follow-up was not what you wanted to hear, I do hope that you will continue to see more relief as nerves heal. I still have a little pain but nothing like I had daily before surgery, I believe I will get to or close to 100% relief.
I am almost pain free on my surgery side, I have a lump in my throat at the surgical sight that feels like a chunk of food stuck in my throat, it’s quite annoying but Dr. O’Connell believes it will eventually resolve itself. I have noticed a great deal of improvement over this past week, which is a good sign for me.
I do still have daily headaches and, still dizziness and vertigo turning to my right side. Tinnitus is still very loud in both ears and that terrible first bite syndrome, I’ve learned to brace myself for the pain which seems to make it less terrible if that makes sense?
Dr. O’Connell is going to schedule me to remove my right SP also, which I am very pleased about, although again, he stressed he could in no way guarantee a completely pain & symptom free outcome. All I know is that my life has changed drastically since surgery, it was by no means an easy go at first but I feel, so so much better. I have family and friends commenting on how different I seem, I’ve been told I’m glowing, heck yes because I’m not in agony anymore and can walk without stumbling like a drunken sailor!
After 5 years of pain/ symptoms and fighting to find a doctor to listen, I am so very thankful to finally have relief and know that I was not crazy and it was/is all real (I’m sure I’m not the only one who was questioning their own sanity)!
This past weekend I was able to run around and play badminton with my family, my husband keeps commenting on how he is having to get used to me walking and not wobbling all over the place, all I can say is it’s a good problem for him to have lol!
Again, so many thanks for the love, support and guidance I have received from fellow sufferers on this forum, you all gave me hope again. I will be forever grateful.