It was a rough go in post op recovery with a lot of pain and horrific nausea for right side external removal. I’m better today - no nausea but that means no oxy for pain, but I am managing with Tylenol and ice.
I was out for so long that the surgeon was in surgery when I woke so I haven’t talked to him yet. The incision is longer than the other but it’s also covered so I can’t be certain. The white strip of tape goes from just under my ear lobe down my neck 2-1/2” - 3” or so. I’m thinking that he also took out the s-t ligament, which makes sense based on the pain I was having, but I will know more when I talk to the surgeon. My surgeon is also a plastic surgeon for neck reconstruction so I trust that all was done for a reason.
All of the tightness in my neck and shoulder seems to be gone. The left side referred pain is also gone, hopefully for good. I have paralysis on the right side of my lip - same as last time but that was temporary so I expect the same again. My vanity this time around is the big wrinkles and creases on my cheek following my jaw. I assume thats from the surgery and will go away too. I don’t seem to have any aggravated nerve issues, but that came a week or so after the first surgery. I pray that doesn’t come back this time.
Thank you all for the prayers. I felt the support and prayers through this process and I am so very grateful.