Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Am Captain Ginger Of The Palsy Pearl. ARRRRRRR!!!

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.


  1. Speedy recovery matey! Seriously, I hope you feel better very, very soon.

  2. Aw, bless your heart. I am SO sorry it is worse. I remember everything you described, though. It's horrible. I will come over and cut up your food if you need me to!! Call me if you need ANYTHING, heah?! Love you!!

  3. Ahoy! You should make Larry do all the housework this weekend, lest he be forced to walk the plank!