My 4th day with Bell’s Palsy happened to be my 35th birthday. That was really difficult to think about – knowing that I was so early into this diagnosis and an unknown time to go. I think that is one thing to at makes Bell’s Palsy so difficult. You just don’t know what to expect or how long it will last.
I had been reading online to see how other people with Bell’s Palsy were managing all the day to day aspects of their life. One of the things I was concerned about was how I would be able to drive with my eyes hurting and so blurry. But I had a hair appointment this afternoon that I did not want to miss. I made it to my appointment and back home okay, but it was definitely not easy. I felt like I had to keep a finger on the corner of my left eye so that I could blink it manually when it started to get too blurry.
This was also the first time I’d been out in public by myself with Bell’s Palsy. I felt like everyone was looking at me and wondering what was wrong with me.
By the time I got home, I was exhausted. We ran over to Sonic to pick up some supper for my birthday. I decided to wear my pirate patch to give my eye a break.
After supper, we came home and ate some cake and I got to open my presents.
Even with Bell’s Palsy, it was a good birthday.