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Naomi I

Hi – I also had my right jaw muscle cut during surgery in 2009 and while it doesn’t hurt, per se, I still cannot open my jaw very much (about 1.25 inches) and there is a strange “crunchy” sound where my jaw and my skull meet. One of my docs said it was because the joint where the jaw and skull meet are not perfectly aligned. So when I am wearing glasses, for example, when I open my jaw too much it hurts where at the joint where the glasses hit. If I touch it while I am open my jaw it feels like it’s crunching. It’s kind of hard to explain … I also have a big scar (ear to ear over the top of my head) and it has craters as well (particularly near the right ear).