Jun 05, 2013 - 7:27 pm
23 years ago I had a neuroma taken out of my right foot. In December I had a carotid endarterectomy, dodgy surgery, big cut and deep inside the neck, left me with a 5 inch long scar goinng from below my left earlobe down to underneath my adams apple. After I had chemo and rads in 2009, i could feel a little numbness in my foot and in my neck but nothing too noticeable about it and mostly ignored it, last year the numbness in my foot started to increase it got worse and worse, now the toes and halfway up the foot are completely numb, big toe is fine. A few weeks ago I started to notice the same thing in my neck on the scar side really beginning to numb up, now it's getting bothersome, the numbness is mostly under my chin through the scar and down to my adams apple. Asked a doctor about and was told the nerves have all been cut in the surgeries and numbness was a part of this, and now hw says the chemo is making it worse but thinks at won't get much better. In time I am sure I won't be aware of it as I am now. Has this happenned to thos of you that had neck surgery befor chemo and rads?