Your doctor did not know about this as being a possible consequence of a TPF?!? That is a shock to me, as it does seem to be a well established issue that can result in TPFs.
I am sorry you are going through this. However, my doctor assured me that if I had to deal with this nerve damage (she spent a lot of time with me pre-surgery in the hospital), in a good chunk of cases it DOES get BETTER…the thing to remember is that it can take several months to do so.
Hold tight and I do wish you well, sir!