I’m sorry to say I don’t know anything about PHS surgery. The left doesn’t look hugely different from the right to me. I can see that some bone has been removed but I’m not sure why you’d have the symptoms you’re having. I still believe at least some of what you’re experiencing could be ES symptoms.
I’m going to see if I can figure out how to move this thread into its own topic as it’s kind of buried in the WiTT category which is informational rather than a discussion thread. You may get good suggestions & info from other members if this conversation is more visible.
So sorry that you’re having all these issues @Kyrajean , I hope that you can see someone who knows enough about it to help you. It’s not something that we’ve seen much of on here…
I’ve moved the discussion into the General category.
Thanks. I am severely depressed over this.
It’s very frustrating when we expect surgery to help us feel better & it does the opposite. I’m sorry this happened for you!
Long term pain has that effect on people (i.e. depression), @Kyrajean. Since it sounds like nerve pain, you could ask your PCP for a nerve pain medication Rx. Those most commonly mentioned here are Gabapentin, Amitriptyline, & Carbamazepine. Usually the dose is started low then gradually increased to the level where it’s most effective. This helps reduce side effects. It can take a month or so to get the best relief so if you do get an Rx, be patient about letting it work.
I have a constant feeling of strangulation/ breathing constriction. As if, the muscle are hanging down towards throat.
That is a very common ES symptom. It’s caused by vagus &/or glossopharyngeal nerve irritation thus a nerve pain medication could be very helpful. Please try to make an appt w/ Dr. Costantino or another ENT on our list ASAP. I think it will help if you see someone who can better diagnose you than we can here.