The first place (Stat Care) sent me to the hospital for a cat scan. The ER doctor at the hospital said it was Classic Bells Palsy. My blood pressure went from 195/91 back to it's normal 140/79. I wasn't dizzy any longer. They felt the rise in blood pressure could have been the excitement of the numbness in my mouth hoping I didn't have a stroke.
I praise God it is only Bells Palsy. It's just a temporary thing (hopefully). My smile is crooked... I have to be careful what I eat and chew because I can't coordinate my lounge and mouth. I can't raise my eyebrows.
I did manage to see if my skills still worked. I had a little trouble hand sewing because my vision is a little off. I sewed these two blocks in the color of the month:
Tune in later this week for a fabulous finish to see what they become. I only need these two blocks for the project. Maybe you'll want to make one too. :)
Here's a picture of my with my best current smile. See how the right side of my face won't raise up? One side of my cheek is swollen a little. A good way to tell if you have Bells Palsy (hopefully you go to get checked out by a professional...) is to raise your eyebrows. They said that if I could raise my eyebrows (even if I could not raise them evenly) it most likely isn't a stroke. I cannot close my right eye right away. To safeguard me from scratching a dry eye in my sleep I will be putting drops in my eye and taping it shut with gauze and an eye patch. Arrrrhhh! Just like a pirate, mate. I guess nerve #7 in my face is either inflamed or blocked or something like that.
The photo is quite dark. I wasn't in a photo-shooting mood. (I'm 51, by the way.)
Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday.