I had external ES surgery about 3 weeks ago on my right side. My styloid measure approx. 4.8 cm and was felt behind my right tonsil going down into my throat. It was close to touching my hyoid bone. The surgeon removed over 4 cm in one piece. Currently, I am finding that my swallowing is strained, especially when I am moving my neck around. There is a pulling sensation at the back of my throat that is very uncomfortable. Prior to surgery my swallowing was effortless and was never an issue for me. I was told at my two week follow up that there is still some swelling in my throat. It is now three weeks and I still do not feel much better. I would like to know if anyone had swallowing issues after an external surgery. If so, did it resolve? How long did it take to resolve?
Any feedback that you could provide me with would be greatly appreciated.