My husband had surgery in Tampa, FL on 1/27/2020 to remove his right styloid process. His pain level 24-hours after surgery is manageable with minimal medication. He’s got a bit of swelling late today above the incision area and his ear, cheek, jaw, and neck are numb, but overall, he is feeling better than we could have hoped so soon after surgery. He even played his guitar today, which shocked me!
It’s taken us three years to get to this point, to actually have what we think is the correct diagnosis for all the crazy symptoms, and now surgery completed. After all the incorrect paths we’ve gone down with different medical specialties, the shoulder shrugs, the outright disbelief of some physicians that there was a problem and being told it was probably psychological, I’m almost afraid to be optimistic that my husbands pain and symptoms might be gone once he heals from the surgery. It’s been such a long, exhausting journey.
As we move forward with his healing, I will add updates. I hope to share in the near future that he is well and his symptoms no longer exist, and that ES was the answer we were looking for over the past three years.
Be well, and please keep us, especially my husband, in your thoughts. Hoping our lives return to normal and that he finally feels like himself again!