This has been one of those weeks I’d rather Put behind me, but it’s going to be in the forefront of my mind for the foreseeable Future.
lately I have been working an obscene amount of hours, 95 in the last two weeks, and would have been more, except for Friday night’s events.
Thursday, I felt as though I was getting an ear infection, so I went off to the walk-in clinic, got diagnosed, and started my medication.
Friday started normally – up, message my little fae, walk to work. On the walk my tongue started to tingle and go numb. I didn’t honestly notice it and thought it was just a mild reaction to the Penicillin.
The day continued on, and during a business meeting later on in the evening I had lost almost all the feeling in the left side of my face. I was not overly worried about it being a stroke as I still had grip strength in my hands, and my body temperature was about normal. Regardless, after our meeting around midnight, I asked my co-worker (or as we call her the work wife) to take me to the hospital, En-route I called my little fae who was at work and told her what was going on.
I registered at the front desk in Emergency and settled in.
Dot left work and was there in less than a half hour. in the intervening time, I had a Grip strength check, and 3 vials of blood drawn. I know there were trying to rule out a stroke. So after 3 or 4 hours I finally got to see the doc, and was officially Diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Needless to say I, and my little fae were very relieved.
So, thus far, I have gone 3 days with the symptoms, and I must say, it’s more of a piss off than anything… I have no depth perception, and have to drink my coffee through a straw, HOWEVER the endless supply of Pirate, Two-face (from batman) and Jim Ross related jokes are awesome.
So I have learned a few valuable lessons within my first few days.
1. Swish and Spit for brushing teeth, is best done in the shower.
2. Knife and fork to eat everything, and have a napkin handy.
3. If your Slave is always on the side you develop Bell’s Palsy on, she essentially becomes your peripheral vision, and can and will point out people you -should- say hi to when they enter a room.
4. Stairs require depth perception, it’s ok to laugh when you miss one, and your slave needs to Go up them first.
5. Vaping is easy, blowing rings is impossible.
6. taping your eye shut in the mornings can be frustrating – having your other half do it, removes some of this.
7. a sense of humor goes a long way.
8. the patience others show you, in not looking away or staring, tells you a lot about them.
9. My little fae, is amazingly kind, patient and again has proven just how incredible she is… ❤