Thursday, 21 October 2010

Physio 5

Quite painful massage, clearly working a lot deeper into the tissue but I have to say there is now a noticible improvement in the swelling under my jaw/chin which is reduced and much softer. Though from the massage it is still painful and probably going to be more so tomorrow.

I also had to do a bit of vibroblade work on my shoulder which highlighted some still quite serious weakness in my right arm especially the shoulder from the back..These muscles wasted a little after surgery and though they are getting stronger with use, its odd having most of my upperbody strength now located in my left side rather than my normal right. Its not a worry though it will come back up to normal with everyday excercise and use.

I get a week off from the sadism now, since its the Autumn holidays here in The Netherlands.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Physio 4

same as before, just like a deep reasonably relaxing facial with bits of pain thrown in to appeal to the masochists.

Day after though my face really hurts and is very tender. Not sure if I can see much difference but it does feel different, though not always in a good way.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Physio 3

Forgot to put an entry up after Thursdays' session. Nothing much to say, I think the swelling is getting softer and reducing but its very hard to finding the process quite relaxing now, except when a tender bit gets pressed, despite my dislike of neck touching, the physio manages to avoid any direct contact with my throat and works mostly under my chin and on the jawline to remove the oedema.

She took some pics of my jaw and neck on the 2nd session, I forgot to mention, so I guess we will be able to compare at some point to see if there is much difference.

Something is definitly happening though, the twinges have been returning and the side of my face "feels" a little different especially for an hour or 2 after the session.

Next one is on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Physio 2

Very early morning yesterday...process is quite relaxing, a bit like an intense facial, some pain on tender areas but the physio is quite gentle.
Today my face is a bit more tender though, and stiff. The swelling area is softer though and loosening up...just keep it going and see what appt Friday 8-30...

Saturday, 9 October 2010


Had my 1st session yesterday. Was a little uncomfortable at 1st but overall it was not as bad as I expected..basically some gentle massage to "activate" my existing lymph nodes and then some manipulation of the fluid mass on the jaw and under chin. A little bit of discomfort on the painful bits of the scar but actually not unpleasant once the initial soreness is worked away.

I have to have a few sessions ever couple of days to get the best effect. It does seem to have softened things a bit, we'll see how much in a week or 2.

I also have to do some neck and face oooohh ahhhh eeeee oooooh type stretching exercises :D