Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ahoy, Matey!

I'm really NOT doing a pirate imitaiton here.

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.

The girls think it's Mom looks pretty funny! Please say a prayer for me.


momster said...

You have my prayers. My sister in law had that and she completely recovered.

Heather said...

Bless your heart! I'll be praying that you get better soon!

Between the Trees said...

Good grief Dana! You poor thing! I remember Ray's dad dealing with that for a time. Hang in there. We'll be praying. SOOOOO glad it wasn't a stroke. :)

Cyndi Lewis said...

How alarming! I have never heard of this. It came on so suddenly. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

It was a scary time.We were worried about the possiblity of a stroke.We arre having a rough patch or two.But prayers will get us through.Please pray for us.

Anonymous said...

Here is a web site to give you some idea about Bell's Palsy.

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

OH MY!!!!!

I wish we were closer, we'd come take care of you, or at least help with the girls. Give an update so we know how you are doing.

Prayers being said in Alabama!

amycornwell said...

Just joined the IndianaEtsy weblog and saw your post. I'm praying for you!