I am making a slow healing progress... normally, a young person like me would heal in 10 days. I don't know why, but of course I am worried with my slow progress. It must be due to my unbalanced food consumption or lack of nutritious food intake. Yep, it's kinda hard to control what I'm eating since I'm out-stationed. Ya, lor..everything I want to try..and most of the foods are .
However, I am getting better. My cheek muscle has shown some improvement. Only that I have to do some facial exercise on my own more frequently. Certain cases of Bell's palsy require physio therapy treatment. I guess in my case, I don't need one since I don't get any recommendation from the doctor.
My steroid intake has been gradually reduced by doctor. From 12 tablets of prednisolone every morning for the first 10days of treatment and now reduced to 6 tablet only(yippie)... haa..It's almost 3weeks and I'm still learning how to eat medicine (Hey, I'm getting better) err..I mean just the smaller one :p.
Some difficulties I have faced throughout my sickness. Physically:
- Unable to eat and drink properly
- Drooling when washing teeth
- Eye gets dry and tired easily
- Eye exposed to external elements (I hurt my own eye many times already; especially during bath)
- jaw get tired easily (cannot eat/chew much)
- unusual blury vision on left eye
- headache on left side
- sense of taste reduced
- Extreme self-confidence drop
- become emotionally sensitive (especially a cry-baby like me :p)
I said to myself - enough with Bell's palsy... I don't want another sickness... Just as most people said, you won't appreciate your life until something bad happen to yourself. My situation might not worse than other sickness that some other people has/had/having right now, but this only has made me realize the importance of health and appreciate my life and also those people around me.
I'm still young...and there's a lot of things I wanna do... I don't want to grow old with medicine. I might not know where comes the virus that had infected my cranical nerves. But hey, that's the importance of cleanliness. Be careful of what you do, touch or share with others okay?