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I am 20 years old fairy active and was diagnosed with Bells 2 days ago. I thought I would write about my experience day by day and hopefully people reading this can add in their own experiences as well as people going through Bells at a similar time can relate.
On Saturday I woke up unable to blink and purse my lips. This freaked me out at first but I went straight to researching. I figured it was Bells but I went to get checked out at the hospital. I was given 5 days of steroids and told to make a trip to my family doctor in a few days.
I am on day 2 and I found it very difficult to talk especially saying my "b's". I have read that the 48 hour mark is when Bella reaches its peak. Hoping and praying That things only get better from here.
It is disappointing that I was diagnosed with Bells 2 weeks before Christmas. I am not too comfortable going out in public yet.
I tape my eye shut at night with surgical tape and wear a night patch. I use eye drops throughout the day to keep my eye lunriacted.
I usually wear contacts on a daily basis so it has been a struggle to wear glasses all the time.
Tonight I started to get a tinkly and spazy feeling at the corner of my mouth and eye. Hopefully this is a sign of a speedy recovery.
The most emotional part of this journey is fact That nobody knows how long the recovery will take. Just lots of prayers for now!
I defiantly realized that I took blinking and smiling for granted.
I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I CAN SMILE AND BLINK AGAIN.
Only good/positive vibes from here!
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