Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bell's Palsy: Day 23

Was admitted to hospital to have thorough check up on my nerves and brain the other day. Thank goodness things are fine except for some sugar and white blood cell issue which are little bit on the high side at the moment. The left side of my face is now almost recovered... My smile still is a bit crooked but I think it's still acceptable compared to my condition during the first two weeks. =) Some people I knew have recommended me to go to acupuncture if the problem persist. Well, I'll wait for another week and see how it goes for now...

It's day 15 and also the last day of the Lunar New Year. Frankly speaking, this new year doesn't seem like a good one to me at the time being! hahahah... Anyway, Happy Chap Goh Mei everyone!

til then, ttfn! ^^

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bell's Palsy: Day 17

One more improvement on my condition today!! Just did some facial exercises in front of the mirror and when I smile, another additional tooth on my left was visible!!! Yayyyyyyy *I'm on cloud nine now*

Teeth showing aside, I couldn't see any improvements in others. Cheek still can't be puffed, it seems like my cheek muscle doesn't want to show any sign of recovering... hhmmm... Left eye still can't wink, but the dryness has subside quite a bit today. I only put my artificial tears twice today due to work and it is still bearable though! ^^ Went to see my doctor during lunch break for a chat and she has referred me to a specialist in a hospital for some scanning and check up. Will probably do this during the weekend.

Alright, just a very brief update for today. I'm actually feeling happy at this moment after so many days of being moody/ blue/ down. til then, ttfn! =)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pick a colour today, and it's BLUE!

Emo emo emo... Why do I feel blue from time to time? I always feels bad and down for the slightest thing happened or even for no apparent reasons! Today was no exception. I have kept myself occupied yesterday by going out to friends' house for CNY gatherings and my mood has been okay the whole time. In contrast, I stayed home the whole time today and my mind started to take its toll and wander and wander and wander to the things that bothered me recently.

I wanted to have someone to talk to but it seems that I couldn't find anyone who is attentive enough to talk to today. Maybe because of the festive seasons, everyone is either busy preparing for tonight's prayers, or just doing their weekend house visitings...

So, what did I do in the end?? I don't have the habit of taking afternoon naps and today I actually tried to nap! Went up to my room, took an hour nap and waking up feeling more tired after that! Dreamed of things that aren't that 'auspicious' and I quickly awake with cold sweat... I do have some really poor sleeping patterns most of the time, but this just got worse. I can barely goes to sleep peacefully at night, or once I doze off, I'll get up after a while. Even when I goes to bed very very late at night when I am super tired, I still wakes up early the next morning. I want to get more rest for goodness sake!!!! T_T

The time now is exactly 12.00am and it's officially Day 9 of the Lunar new year and normally Chinese will be having prayers for Jade Emperor of Heaven a.k.a. 拜天公. Fireworks have started to fill the night sky and I don't know what time will this end (normally will be after 1 to 2 hours). I will be starting work tomorrow morning and really really hope that my sleep won't be disturbed by so much after all these fireworks have ended.

til then, ttfn! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bell's Palsy: Day 15

Today is the beginning of week 3 since the day I have gotten Bell's Palsy (BP).

On the 2nd of February, I was feeling a little weird on my face but I just shrugged it off thinking it's just the lack of sleep from previous few days. During dinner, everything seem normal until the time when my niece and I bought a cuppa of Taiwanese styled tea with some jelly in the drink. I drank from the straw and my drink automatically spill out, once again I shrugged it off thinking maybe because the straw is too 'fat'. I then gave my whole cup of iced tea for my niece instead. 

The condition got worse in Day 2. I seem to be having difficulty while eating and drinking, and lose control of the left side of my face. I was out with my friends shopping the whole day but I still kept quiet about the sudden changes to my face. When I got home and while taking my shower, I noticed that my left side eyelid couldn't seem to close tight as the water keep on going into my eyes. I got out of my shower and immediately went to the nearest clinic to have a medical consultation. The doctor has prescribed prednisone to me and I've been taking that for the past two weeks.

I've read from quite a number of articles and blog posts about BP and it quite freaks me out after viewing one article after another. My emotions were not as stable as before and the mood swings are killing me in fact. I refused to have my picture taken when my colleague and friends asked me to during this festive season. Today is Lunar New Year day 7, and I normally loves to capture everything and anything I see when we go out for gatherings and new year visitings. hhmmm...Will try my best to smile for the camera later if we happen to capture any pictures..

So far, I've seen slight improvement on my face. I managed to crack a teeny weeny smile yesterday and frankly I was delighted when I saw that approximate 5mm smile. Also, I tried drinking from a glass and I can slowly control the water from spilling out from my slight parted lips! What has caused all these doesn't matter to me anymore, all I need now is to be prepared. Nonetheless, I need still to stay calm and be positive that it'll heal over time. So, lets just keep my fingers crossed, hope and wish and pray that my condition will be fully recovered as soon as I can (yeah, I know I can't be rushing stuffs like this at the moment).

til then, ttfn.