First and foremost, I wish to sincerely thank each and every one of you ~ known and unknown ~ who have visited, commented, emailed, thought of and prayed for me with regard to my previous post and unsettling news. This whole thing really has thrown me for a loop, but it is certainly nothing to wrap my entire being around. I'm trying to relax and rejoice in the fact that it isn't anything worse and will more likely than not, find it's way out of my system in due time.
My symptoms are fullfledged at this point. I am unable to pronounce words properly, which really messes up and cancels out the job I was to start on Monday. I can't very well assist a nonverbal child with his communication challenges when I have one of my own! Eating and drinking are major chores ~ which may be a good thing by the time this blows over! I may reach my weight loss goal yet! I am taping my eye shut at night, and keeping it protected with my trusty pirate's patch. It becomes very irritated at times and vision becomes blurry, but I use drops with is very soothing. My hearing is hypersensitive... a sudden drop of a spoon or a closed door is absolutely piercing! I have a constant dull ache in my neck and cheek on the affected side, but NOTHING that is keeping me from going through my days with ease ~ and hopes for a speedy recovery are neverending.
I have an appointment this afternoon to meet with an acupuncturist, which I've been hearing is very beneficial. He was very excited when I told him what my ailment was! Excited to treat me, he so kindly corrected himself, as he has helped many Bell's sufferers in the past. I've always been intrigued by acupuncture... Hopefully it will be a treat rather than a bother.
My follow up appointment with my Doc is set for Monday, and we will obviously go from there. There isn't much else to share, as this has been the primary focus of my life the last few days... Amanda DID have a most wonderful time at camp, and is on her way to Soul Fest in Gilford as we speak, with the same group of friends and youth leaders. Mailee and I will be spending the day together and will visit my mom later this evening for dinner. My whole family is surrounding me with love and care and concern... The most wonderful gifts a person could ever be given.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, for all your support and well wishes!!