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    Hello, everyone. I’m new to your message board and have learned a lot by reading your messages to each other. I’m to have the orbital decompression surgery next month and wonder if anyone can answer some questions for me. My doector said one side effect is numbness of the two nerves down either side of the nose. In most cases this is temporary but in some cases permanent. Can anyone tell me about the side effect? How does the numbness feel? Does it interfere with daily life – will my nose run and I won’t know it!!!?? Has anyone had it last permanently? Should I be worried about this side effect? Also, how painful is the healing process in the roof of the mouth? How long does it take? One incision or two? You can see that I have lots of questions – any info will be much appreciated!