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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 …

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Day 25, BPP-11: Lessons Learned

This was one of those weeks that had a lot going on. It was exhausting, messy, sloppy, busy, hectic, discouraging, productive, challenging, fun and inspiring all wrapped together. Here are a couple of lessons I learned this week: Lesson 1: Be Patient and Don’t Rush Recovery This was a week I realized that, as amazing …

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Day 22, BPP-10: "Your Face Is Back!"

A Wrinkle At A Time As I walked into my office yesterday afternoon, a co-worker, after not seeing me for a day, exclaimed “David! Your face is back!” Prior to having Bell’s Palsy and the way we playfully joke with each other at work, a comment like that would probably have been followed by a …

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Day 18, BPP-9: Good, but still a way to go.

Getting Better Today is two weeks since my first set of pictures tracking my recovery from Bell’s Palsy. I’m really glad I decided to take the pictures, even though I admit it was really hard for me to look at them at first. At the most difficult moments during the last 18 days, I was …

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Day 9, BPP-6: My BP Survival Kit

David G’s Bell’s Palsy “Survival Kit” My temporary facial paralysis brings on some additional issues.  My right eye doesn’t fully close on its own and stay moist.  My sinus on the right side has the a similar drying problem.  Same problem with my lips.  Here are a “few” things that have become part of my …

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Day 8, BPP-5: Karaoke Commuting and a Progress Report

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 It’s been a week since I woke up and found my face wasn’t working quite right. In that week, I’ve learned a lot about this condition called Bell’s Palsy and I continue to learn more. I’ve found there’s this world-wide community of people suffering from it. Still, it’s surprising that outside …

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