Day three of my Bell's Palsy. I went to the doctor this morning and she confirmed that I do indeed have BP. It was kinda obvious 'cause it's so much worse today. I cannot close my right eye by itself AT ALL. If I close both of them, it will close, which is a huge blessing because I can sleep. My doc told me to wear a patch (and I got the most ridiculous black pirate patch ever but you won't see it 'cause I ain't about to post a picture of me right now!! :D) when I'm sleeping or watching TV and she prescribed steroids and Valtrex because she thinks it may be a viral infection. (I'm also dosing up on Vitamin B12 just because I am determined to do part of this organically!!)
My eye is tearing constantly and it is extremely sensitive to light and I've got some pain in my right ear and I smile like an idiot. I'm having a hard time eating (which is GREAT!!) unless my food is cut up into little bitty bites and I drink better with a straw but still make a mess 'cause I can't purse my lips together. But other than that, I'm just peachy.
How YOU durrin'??? :)
I'm planning to work every day. The doc says I should be better in two weeks and if anybody asks me at work (patients, parents), I'll just tell them what's going on. We had a patient just last month who had it. It's fairly common.
So meds and rest are on the agenda for the weekend.
And since I ain't about to post a picture of me right now, here's an obligatory shot of something sooooooooo much better anyway.
My Captain Jack Sparrow, the TRUE captain of The Black Pearl. Yum.