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Numb Post-op?

Numb Post-op?

I had a temporal lobectomy 3 weeks ago. My scar is basically healed but the skin itself is still numb to me completely. Did anyone have a similar feeling post op? Will feelings ever return to the area of skin they cut?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had this surgery several years ago. It was my experience that normal feelings do come back. I had a headache for a long time but that went. Like you I went through a period of anxiety when I thought normal feelings would not return. They did return.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I didn't have a lobectomy,. I had surgery to implant a NeuroPace but for all of my scars the numbess went away after 6 months..

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

After my brain surgery , the area they had opened up and stitched back up had a numb feeling for awhile , but went away and got back the sensation and feelings back. Then discovered is was more sensitive than it was before the surgery. Today it’s still a little sensitive, but not as sensitive like it was way back then.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had surgery in the same area & it's a big ? mark. It's been over 13 years now & I feel it get sensitive at times. Don't worry it's normal.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

During the surgery they cut through the nerves to get into the skull to perform the operation. The nerve cells need to regrow, and that will be around 1mm a month. Don't worry, I'm starting to get the feeling back in my head too :)

posted about 3 years ago
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