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June 13, 2007

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LuAnn

Wow! Your life sure isn't lacking for stimulation! Sorry you and your husband had to go through such a scary time. I hope the meds work well. How bizarre. And, of course, you do know everything. :)

cagey

DAMN.

Glad everything seems to be on the upswing. That's some scary shit.

The Misanthrope

Wife had Bell's Palsy in her 20s and it took a few weeks to heal and still one eye opens wider than the other. Hope husband's recovery is rapid and complete.

kevboy

Wow, that's some scary stuff. I can't imagine *that* drive home. White-knuckle indeed!

I'm very glad to hear it wasn't a stroke - I hope he recovers fully, and soon!

The only comparable situation I had to that was when my wife went into labor with our first baby. I was only about 10 minutes away from work when she called me, and I had to turn around and drive home... and I live 65 miles away from work, so it took a while. 14 hours later, she *finally* had the damn kid, so in retrospect I guess I didn't need to be that nervous ;-)

By Jane

Wow! My cousin had Bell's Palsy--something about driving with his face to the open window. It resolved quickly. Hope your husband's does too.

blaugra

Wow, Jane - that is scary, but I can't believe how quickly you were in and out of the ER.

A family member of mine had Bell's Palsy for a little while. The docs thought a knock to the head caused it on him. He recovered within a few months but still has a slightly crooked mouth.

What is it with men not wanting any emergency care?

Karl

Scary indeed. Glad it turned out to be something relatively minor. Still, those grey hairs can't be taken back. ;)

Rozanne

What a relief it wasn't a stroke. I know two people who've had Bell's Palsy. Based on the comments, I guess it must not be all that uncommon.

Perhaps your husband can get some pirate mileage out of that eye patch.

me

OH MY GOODNESS. I can't believe you didn't mention anything. I'm so glad it's just Bell's Palsy. As everyone else seems to, my aunt had Bell's Palsy and she recovered fine.

Huts

Sorry to hear about your husband. Hope everything goes well. If you've ever watched WWE, one of their announcers has Bells and it hasn't stopped him one bit.

alice, uptown

When faced with crying or joking, crisis management is best faced with the latter, IMHO.

Only two hours in the ER? I am impresed -- you must live somewhere that doesn't face nearly so many trauma cases as my town. You're fortunate that a quick diagnosis was made -- I know it may not seem that way now, but with the ERs I've seen...

I've never known anyone not to get over a case of Bell's Palsy, and I've never known a doctor to discern what caused it.

Good luck.

monkey

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

melissa

I hope that your husband has recovered from the Bell's I have had it for 11 years and my face is still not a 100% but I have the love and support from people who love me and they do not care what I look like.

melissa

I hope that your husband has recovered from the Bell's I have had it for 11 years and my face is still not a 100% but I have the love and support from people who love me and they do not care what I look like.

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