Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Right Side Of My Face Is On Vacation...

...and I look a little like this.

I woke up yesterday with a little numbness and tingling around my lower lip and my right eye was watering like crazy.  It felt a lot like I'd gotten a shot of Novocaine at the dentist.  Trust me, I know Novocaine.

I knew right away what it was.

Bell's Palsy.

I had BP when I was 19 and my grandma had it, my mama has had it, my sister has had it and two of my aunts have had it.  It isn't supposed to be hereditary but it sure runs in my family!

I'm going to the doctor tomorrow just to make sure this is what it is and then it'll be a waiting game until it goes away.  Good thing about BP is it does heal itself and it will go away.  

But right now, unless I smile, you really can't tell anything's wrong. When I smile, I look a LOT like Popeye.  :)

Have any of y'all had BP or know somebody who has??


  1. I'm sorry! I'm glad it wasn't a stroke. Is it serious at all? It definitely does sound hereditary! What causes it? Will you work while waiting for it to go away?

  2. Bless your heart! I am so sorry you have this! It really sucks and I hope your time with it will be very short. I love you!! Let me know if you need anything!

  3. Oh, Ginger! I hope you're on the mend soon!