Having just recently received the diagnosis of gastroparesis; it was caused by my vagus nerve being “nicked”. I have only begun to do any research on this, and have found very few post/articles about this type of vagus injury. My vagus nerve was cut during a C5-6 fusion.
These are some of the symptoms I have:
-Difficulty swallowing and talking
-Inability to rotate head away from affected side(which a doctor INSISTED I was faking)
-Heart palpitations and rapid pulse
-Hoarseness and weakness of voice(from vocal cord spasm or paralysis)
I am worried if my nerve will fray, since it has actually been cut? This probably sounds stupid, but I worry about that.
I guess I should be grateful that the VA did not kill me, and I will eventually get there, but right now I am PISSED! There was a team of doctors in my surgery JUST TO MONITOR MY NERVES. I may get into all that at a later time.
I realize that I am the one responsible for my health, but if anyone out there knows of another who has this “condition”(I don’t even know what to call it), I would appreciate ANY info.
I would also like to thank those who have reached out to me; I really appreciate it.