This is not the first issues I've had with that spot. Pretty soon post op this area was super hyper sensitive, vs the rest of my mouth/chin/lips/face up to my eyes having lost feeling all together. It was kind of weird, but I was so sensitive I had trouble brushing. At first I couldn't tell if it was my k9 that was sensitive, but I think overall it was the whole area including the gums up through the area where the gums hit my cheek. It ended up settling back down after a couple months, but it's never been back to normal. And then the area around that plate and screw has always been weird for me. The two sets around my nose have always been sensitive and tender from the start. Now, even 16 months post op, it's is still that way. But when I press on this one spot over the set on the right (the set that is bothering me a bit now), it causes this shot of numbness to shoot down through my gum/lip/teeth below that area. The entire area which was hypersensitive at first. So.... I am willing to bet money that the plate/screw set there is near or in a nerve. Thanks again, Dr. O'Ryan!!!
I'm not even going to bother mentioning this one to my surgeon. Unless I feel like it's starting to get really weird and infected, it's just going to stay until revision anyway. At this point, what next? Every time I turn around it's something else, which means every time I turn around I am out another couple hundred bucks here and there and adds to the money pit this has all become. I was thinking about that the other day-- how much money I've spent in all of this up to this point, and the thousands and thousands of dollars I am going to be out for restorative work after now. It made me pretty sick to my stomach, so I'd rather not think about it! Lets hope that there isn't too much lurking to happen next after this. I just don't know how much more I can take!