The phrase on the site on Bell's Palsy that grabbed me the most was this:
Friends, family and doctors often have no true concept of how deeply the patient's sense of self and self-esteem is affected.I know there are a lot of people who are suffering worse than I am. I'm not in pain, my life isn't threatened, I have every hope for recovery. But yes, my sense of self has been affected. And this is the place I'm going to say all those things I shouldn't be thinking, shouldn't be saying. I'm going to cry and rage and get it all out.
You can read it and say something, if you want -- or not.
I don't really care.