Hi fellow Eaglets! Summer is just about over. I hope that you all got the most out of it possible.
A show of hands here please on those who have gone through the second surgery and found it harder the second time around. Any scar tissue causing problems?
I spoke with my surgeon sometime last month, 11 weeks post-op from left external removal, to discuss the right side removal. I told him about the nerve issues and complications from the first surgery. He did not seem surprised and reminded me that this is why he only does one side at a time. He agreed that I had a rough go of it.
He said that most have a harder time with the second surgery. What?! And that he would be careful again. What?!
On top of the complications, there is ball of scar tissue under my incision, which causes pulling and tightness in my neck and jawline. It is very uncomfortable and limits my range of motion. I have been doing PT on it everyday for almost one month with direction from a PT. The scar tissue is not responding. I am seeing the PT again this evening but wondering if anyone else has some ideas on what to do.
I know that I need to get the right side out but with all of the above noted I am afraid to have more complications and setbacks. The scar tissue pain and discomfort makes me feel unbalanced and unnatural (if that makes sense.) I don’t want both sides to be out of wack. I an not planning on doing the other surgery until January or February so maybe by then I will show more improvement.
Any insights would be welcome.