Nerve healing is a slow process & sometimes symptoms intensify & new symptoms crop up as nerves repair (note your taste buds, headache & pain swallowing).
Recovery can feel like a 3 steps forward & 3 steps back process, BUT don’t get discouraged! Eventually, the tables turn & all progress is forward toward healing. Once I started to really feel things were moving in the right direction, it was the constant post op fatigue that plagued me. At two months to the day after my first surgery, I woke up in the morning feeling like my old self. It was fantastic!! I might have had that result sooner, except I have a hard time being still & tenuously jumped back into action two weeks post op. That was too early, & I believe it slowed the healing process for me.
Movies, books, board & card games w/ friends & family are good resources for keeping us still when we need to recover. A few short walks daily will also help to stimulate circulation & metabolism & also recovery.
I hope you’re able to enjoy the Christmas holiday time. Focus on your blessings from 2019 & those you hope for in 2020. A positive mindset goes far toward healing as well.