Well firstly, I went for my post op dr visit today and the doc told me that my styloid was 3.2 centimeters which isnt particularly long but he did say it was very rigit. But before i got to the office, I had to walk like 6 blocks in very hot weather and i must say “I almost fainted”. Between the neck pressure, body heat, general pain and started to feel dizzy really almost put me over. I mentioned it to the doctor and he said that its not possible and that it could be something else. I do undertand that i now know i have small fiber neuropathy (diagnosed today) which could make sense as to my temp problems but directly after the surgery i have been feeling extra sensitive to the temp (hot or cold). But from his look he said that he didnt think its possible.
I ask myself, shouldnt it be related due to other stories ive heard here and doesnt the vagus nerve run around that area. Plus when that area in my neck starts to feel pressure i notice that my temp issues gets worse. Doesnt it make sence that maybe becuse of the inflamation around that area, it compresses the vagus nerve or any artery that could control body temp also? and if so, how come a very experienced doctor doesnt think its related to the surgery in the neck?
The doctor took out my 1 stich and the incision is barely noticeable. Which is a worry i had before the surgery. He said i can wet the area now but mentioned to be careful tanning that area since it could get darker and become more noticeable. He asked me if i got any vision problems and i have not. I have a 3 month post op visit to see him again.
I have started to move my neck maybe like at a 45 degree angle, which means that its about half way. As for the looking down part I cant because i notice that my neck gets inflammed and starts to hurt around the incision.
Around my neck i have pain and it feels like burning pain especially when air passes through that area. This could be from the surgery but Im not fully convinced.
My ears are still burning which i hate is out of all my symptoms its the worse for me atleast. I never developed first bite which atleast is a relief. Eventhough I still cant really open my mouth for like more than an inch. So, i have not been eating any solid foods in 9 days Post Op. I tried eating small cute chicken and it just begins to generate pain on that left jaw.
Thats great that you have a person that can do a massage. I think that my tmj muscle is also very tight because when i try to open it i can feel it from empeding me to open it.