It’s been 2 months since my parotidectomy. I think it’s time for an update!
I’m pretty much back to normal. Still a little bit of lower lip droop. Occasionally, I can feel it start when I am talking, otherwise it only affects me if I’m trying to take a big bite of a sandwich.
Or scream for help.
My scar is healing very nicely. The incision itself doesn’t hurt, it just itches.
My ear lobe is numb, which I expected. The rest of my ear is pretty painful most of the time. It feel like someone punched me- kinda achy and burning. The area where my parotid gland was located is still sore.
All in all, I’m feeling great. Really, the only thing that bugs me is my sore ear. I continue to compulsively check my left parotid for lumps- there’s a tiny something hanging out there that I am keeping an eye on.
My next ENT appointment is in July, I’ll update again after that.