I have Bell's Palsy.
It started on Sunday night with an earache, and ended up Tuesday morning in an ambulance thinking I was having a stroke.
The left side of my face is pretty much paralyzed. I can't close my eye all the way, hence the eyepatch to keep it from drying out by keeping it closed. My mouth only works on one side too. You don't think about things like eating or drinking neatly until you can't do it anymore.
The good news is that it should get better. 75% of people fully recover. In the meantime, I'm taking steroids and taking it easy.