Thursday, March 3, 2011

Advantages of Bell's Palsy?

Day 16. I'm feeling much better about my face today. Now that there is a little more tone on the right side, it doesn't droop so much. Even though everything is still crooked, I can live with it. The only think I really, really need to improve is the muscles surrounding my eye. It is inconvenient and painful that I can't shut my eye tightly. On Tuesday I went to the beach for a couple of hours, just to walk up and down in the sand. It was very windy, and even though I had sunglasses on it was uncomfortable to have it blowing in my eye.

If I rack my brain, I can even think of some of the advantages of having Bell's Palsy! (Pictures after the jump...)

 Playing peek-a-boo is easier

Thin and thick lips at the same time! and without painful injections

Half-price on botox

Keepin' an eye out for ya.. at all times!


Mormon Heretic said...

BiV, good luck with this. I'm sure it is a very hard trial, and I wish you nothing but the best.

J G-W said...

How do you keep your eye from drying out? Does it close when you sleep at night?

Bored in Vernal said...

I have eyedrops and ointment I use at night. (I should mention that in my treatment post.) The first couple of days I slept with a headband around my eyes to keep it closed. But now it stays closed when I sleep (I think) and it's fine with just the ointment before I go to sleep. When I wake up, it's actually the other eye that feels dry!