I’m a 35 y/o woman with ES. It is bilateral but I only have had symptoms on the right side (where the styloid is 1.1 cm longer than the left side).
I had the phone consult with Dr Samji on Tuesday and it went well. I live in SF and couldn’t make it to San Jose for the meeting but it didn’t really matter. Dr Samji was very nice and answered most of my questions. I’m trying to schedule my surgery for 11/11 but haven’t heard back from Lauren (the medical assistant). She’s not the most responsive but if I don’t hear back by Tomorrow, I’m just going to call her.
Dr Samji said he’s done more than 350 surgeries now and about 90% of symptomatic patients get relief. I’m very excited for this surgery as physical therapy, acupuncture, massages and body work haven’t worked.
Sending good vibes to all experiencing pain, anxiety and other symptoms - I hope you get a diagnosis and solution soon! It took me over 1 year of ENT, oral surgeon, orthopedist meetings, MRIs + 4 years of chronic pain but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and really happy I didn’t give up and kept advocating for myself!