I had a 4cm AN removed in Sept 99, suffered from horrendous head pain for 2 years but other than the complete deafness on right side and have a slight facial palsy i have been fine. About 3 years ago my right eye started to weep when i chewed which i know can be due to nerve regrowth that loses its way and attaches to the wrong place. In Aug 2011 I started getting a salty taste, mildly, on the same side as my AN. It has gradually got worse. I visited my dentist, had xrays, doctor, was given antibiotics, nasal sprays etc but its worse. Luckily i have private med ins so i saw a neurologist last week and had an MRI on Monday as he thinks there may be regrowth. I am just waiting for the call. The surgery/recovery was so horrendous i dont think i cud go thro it again. Has anyone had radiotherapy, a) did it work b) was it bearable. Also i have a dent in my skull about where the op was carried out, theres no skull there just membrane, Not sure if the dent is from a drainage tube. Denise
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