Donnchadh wrote:Have encouraging improvements to pass on. The new two post-op symptoms listed earlier [the bitter taste and weak, painful back and arm movements] have largely disappeared.
My chiropractor suggested a possible explanation for these post-op symptoms, and I think his analysis is correct. After the first neck procedure, I stayed in the ICU for three nights. There was a drain installed to draw off fluids from the C1 vertebrae, but I was released with only one overnight stay the second time for the left hand operation. When I left the first time, there was minimal swelling in my neck but on the second procedure there was noticeable neck swelling when I left for home.
The chiropractor thought that this swelling compressed some nerves effecting my taste, and as this swelling reduced [retained fluids were slowly absorbed], the pressure was released.
With the swelling gone, my sense of taste has returned to normal so I don't think any nerves were cut during the procedures.