Having Fun with Bell's Palsy.....

cvcraven

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Otherwise known as I'm bored...

I woke up Tuesday morning with Bell's Palsy which is basically a temporary paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of my face. There's nothing to do but wait it out. A few weeks, a few months..... Who knows? I'm drinking Atkins meal replacement drinks because I can't chew anything. I can't blink so I have to wear an eye patch. It was getting really frustrating so I thought I would do something to laugh about it even though I can only laugh on one side of my face. :rolleyes:

Can you see my eye twitching?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjQS31v_Wfk

Bet none of you can do this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrJUkzTj-v4

Better than Botox? (This is me raising both eyebrows)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E46fmUcb48



:rofl1:What can I do but laugh about it?
 

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Good for you for keeping a sense of humour about it. Prays it goes quickly. Sorry you have to put up with this. Does it hurt? I hope not.
 

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Thanks, it doesn't hurt at all.. It's sort of like going to the dentist and getting numbed up for a root canal but it stretches from under my chin to my forehead. I just keeping expecting to be able to move those muscles and I can't.
 
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A sense of humor sure can make nearly anything more bearable :) ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) and back pats to you for yours!

When the myasthenia wants to act up again, I sometimes get eye-twitches. Annoying, aren't they? If they go on too long they tend to give me motion nausea :rofl1:
 

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Yes, your sense of humor is great !!! One of out local TV newsmen had this a few years ago . He was a good sport about it and it slowly went away .
 

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ah--I get eye twitches (stress related)---but your nostril talent amazed me. Yep--sense of humor helps! I hope it resolves soon.
 

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My best friend had Bell's Palsy about two years ago. What a scary thing to wake up to! Her recovery was complete and relatively quick. Her biggest complaint was not being able to wear her contacts for a long time!

I'm glad you can laugh about it - like you said, what else is there to do?
 

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