Feb 14, 2014 - 5:19 pm
after all the treatments etc, I have "winging of the scapula" on my right side. The oncologist said it was probably due the some damage to the Long Thorasic Nerve due to the cancer itself, or the radiation treatments to the right side of the neck. I only had a tonsillectomy ( no neck dissection) so it's not due to surgery. I definitely had some nerve damage due to the cancer as my right vocal cord is still paralyzed and that was the reason we started looking. The good news is it was paralyzed open but now it's closed but I can live with that. If it would have stayed paralyzed open, they would of had to do something to "close" it - surgery. Not needed now which is great.
my wife is a nurse so she wanted me to go to an Orthopedic Surgeon so today I had the appointment and he ordered the nerve continuity test to check out the nerve.
Has as anyone ever had a Nerve Continuity Test and what can I expect?