... about my life @ the moment :)

Last week I actually had something so crazy happen to me - I came down with Bells Palsy.

I had never heard of it before, but I guess it is a virus that affects the 7th cranial nerve and half of your face will not respond. It is temporary. However, it varies from individuals on how long the healing process takes. I have a mild case - thank goodness!

It has all been frustrating because I am finishing up some streroids (Predazone) that totally kicks your sugars out of whack & fully affects your moods. I'll be done with the doses after the weekend & am looking forward to going back to my standard basal pattern.

From researching about the condition, I guess diabetics are 4 times more prone to it. Interesting was where my thoughts lead. There always seems to be something with our illness. Although, I refuse to let it get me down. I went through enough emotional turmoil when I was first diagnosed. My memory is vivid about my denial stage & I am happy to be "living with diabetes" now rather than vice versa.

Well admist all the doctor's appointments, I have lost 6 lbs in the last week & a half. I figure it's one positive outcome of all the ordeal. Along with my determination shining through all the bumps in the road :)

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Comment by debb on June 27, 2008 at 6:53am
you have a great attitude. my cousin had bells palsy. he had so much fun with it. he pretended he was two face and chased his nephews around. there isn't much you can do about it. you just have to wait for it to go away. but, it sounds like you have your head on straight and will come through ok.
best wishes,
debb........
Comment by Kristin on June 30, 2008 at 5:47am
I just bumped into this blog post-- and today I found out that my grandma has just suffered from a relatively serious case of Bells Palsy. I had never heard of it before today.

How are you doing? Any sign of recovery???

Hope that the positive attitude will stick around!

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