The E.R. doctor referred me to a neurologist, whom I will see next Thursday, one week after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. I am going to ask him to recommend the best plastic surgeon in Hawaii. Yes, if my face does not revert back to normal, I am going to undergo plastic surgery. Hopefully, it will be covered by my insurance. I was told 25% of patients never recover from Bell’s Palsy.
I still can’t close my left eye and must use my fingers to do so. Patches are out of the question, because they press against my eyeball, making it very uncomfortable. With the application of an ointment, my left eye is virtually blind. All I see through that eye is a white cloud, making it dangerous for me to drive my car, especially on the freeway. I guess David will have to take me to my Thursday appointment with the neurologist.
Eating meals and snacks has become arduous due to my inability to chew normally. I have to wipe my lips with a napkin constantly, so I won’t look like a messy hog. I can’t even rinse my mouth after brushing my teeth, because the water shoots out of the left corner of my mouth.
Well, enough of this sad story, which could be a lot worse. Thank goodness, I don’t have cancer, diabetes, or heart disease! I should count my blessings and focus on the good things in my life, as we all should!