ok a little back story:
I had brain surgery in June 2010 to remove golf ball sized tumor from my temporal lobe; started to have pain immediately following and have had it ever since.
pain is: constant, burning, throbbing, pressure, aching near the mid-line of my skull before my ear and in my cheek, jaw, palate, and temple/forehead region. It sometimes feels like the combination of brain freeze and a muscle cramp in the side of my head or like someone has wrapped their hand around the side of my face and is lightly pressing down.
I had surgery in May of 2012 to remove metal pins (from the previous surgery) because my neurosurgeon thought they were the culprit - they weren't.
I had a follow-up today and he says "I think it's muscular. I think it's just deep scar tissue in the muscle."
He sent me on my way with a script for ultram. I have an MRI next February and that's all she wrote. I've also been in correspondence with with my neurologist who last told me "it is most likely a kind of neuralgia" but I won't see him until September 10th.
I just don't know what to do. I think i'm going to wait it out to see my neuro...and then maybe get a new surgeon?