Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bell's Palsy and Other Detours - Part 3

It's been a while since I wrote an update about my Bell's Palsy and the various and sundry complications and offshoots that have gone along with it.  Truthfully, I never thought it would go on this long, but now that I am nearing the 4 month mark, I am no longer optimistic of a speedy recovery.  That is not to say I am pessimistic about the outcome, but I am just being realistic about the recovery time.  I am now headed into long-term illness territory and I will honestly say that I have had more than one panic stricken moment thinking about the ramifications of long-term illness, both in terms of my physical as well as my emotional well being, not to mention how those ramifications impact my family.