Today I am 11 weeks Post-op. As much as I read and search for answers on this site, sometimes I just find I have more questions. My energy is way better. More good days than not. But I have questions.
Left side, external, skull base, calcified ligament - all removed.
What I am wondering:
1). In the healing process, especially nerves, even on good days do people experience some nerve sensations (like crawling in skull above ear)?
2). Is it normal for your neck to still have some tension? Sometimes the back of my neck muscle tension is really tight. And my the end of the day I find my head very heavy.
3). When you are between surgeries can the side that hasn’t been removed still be causing pain on the said that has?
4). My incision is finally starting to look better - but it is tight. I massage is 3 x’s a days for 10 minutes. Sometimes I wonder if it is really that tight or is it the numbness over the incision that makes it feel tight? Anyone tried laser therapy for this?
5). I have read about people not being able to sleep on effected side. For the last couple years I have exclusively slept on the right side. Now that the left side is removed - I am finding the right side is becoming more uncomfortable to sleep on and still can not sleep on left. Others experienced this?
6). I can laugh now, talk and the thought of crying still makes me not do it (hurts to much, as does yawning) - but if I talk too much or for too long I am in pain. Is this just a time thing?
7). When I wake up, I feel pretty good. As the day progresses it gets tighter and tighter. By bed - I am ready to lay down. Am I still healing?
8). Has anyone had the “tethering” side pull their jaw to point of maligning jaw - causing TMJ like issues?
9). I worry about (everything) scar tissue causing issues in the underlying tissues. Wouldn’t I be passed that before 10 weeks?
I know you all aren’t Dr’s. but experience is priceless as is shared knowledge. Thank you to those that have these answers and respond.