My Bell’s palsy update one month later

It is hard to believe a month has passed since I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. The reason why I have posted my articles on Bell’s palsy is that when I was diagnosed with it I found reading other peoples posts on the internet reassuring given my new situation. I must admit it was rather confronting waking up with half of my face that had little muscular control compared to normal. So it was from that aspect reading about other people’s experience of having Bell’s palsy helped me to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Taken on day 1 when seeing my GP

Taken on day 1 when seeing my GP

The positive aspect of Bell’s palsy is that it is not permanent and your face will return back to normal if you apply the medical recommendations by your doctor or health professional. This is what I did as I saw my doctor straight away and commenced my road to recovery. My previous articles on Word Press highlight some of my initial treatments and experience with Bell’s palsy. Attending physiotherapy sessions on regaining the facial movements on the affected side of your face helped me a lot as I was given a range of facial exercises to do every day between weekly visits. At first when I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy my right side eye brow was lower that my left, I could not close my right eye or control the right side of my mouth.

My Bell's palsy pic 1 month later

My Bell’s palsy pic 1 month later

One month later I have regained most of my facial control back and can close my right eye although my right side eye brow is slightly lower than my left. Apart from that I feel much better in myself and can drink a cup of coffee without having to push the right side of my lip up with my finger to make a seal around the mug when drinking. I am sure as time progresses my Bell’s palsy will improve and the right side of my face will function as normal. I hope my post will reassure any other readers who may be going through their session of Bell’s palsy to provide you with some positive outlooks in your situation and stay positive.

Pete. 🙂

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