Day 33, BPP-12: One Month Progress Report

The effects of stress and fatigue.

It’s been about 8 days since my last progress report.  Originally, I was going to post on May 9th, a month to the day I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.  With the busy and eventful week I’ve had, it had to wait until today.

I wasn’t sleeping well this past week.  I took pictures yesterday, with the intention of using those for an update, but I felt exhausted and had a headache.  Instead, I decided to close my eyes, lie on the couch, and take a well needed nap.  I really needed that.

I took pictures again today, after sleeping better last night.  I decided to add another column below.  Comparing the April 12th, May 10th and today’s pictures, there is definitely marked improvement.  However, I think the effects of fatigue and stress from this past week are visible in the pictures taken yesterday, May 10th.

So what was all the stress and stuff going on that was causing me not to sleep well?  It doesn’t really matter.  What is important to recognize is how stress and not getting enough sleep make it more difficult for our bodies to take care of themselves.

I’ll try to be more aware of that now.

Progress Pictures:

Straight Face
04/12/08:
P4124333
Straight Face
05/10/08:
P5104648
Straight Face
05/11/08 (today):
P5114659

More Pictures…

Smile
04/12/08:
P4124334
Smile
05/10/08:
P5104650
Smile (today)
05/11/08:
P5114660
Eyes Closed
04/12/08:
P4124335
Eyes Closed
05/10/08:
Forgot to take the “Eyes Closed” shot yesterday. Goes to show how tired I was.
Eyes Closed
05/11/08:
P5114670
Raised Eyebrows
04/12/08:
P4124336
Raised Eyebrows
05/10/08:
P5104651
Raised Eyebrows
05/11/08: P5114662
Smile-Left Side
04/16/08:
P4164354
Smile-Left Side
05/10/08:
P5104653
Smile-Left Side
05/11/08:
P5114665
Smile-Right Side
04/16/08:
P4164353
Smile-Right Side
05/10/08:
P5104654
Smile-Right Side
05/11/08:
P5114664

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