This thread struck a chord with me as well. For a few months everybody was very accommodating. However, as time waned on, I heard quite a few comments from those who were closest too me. For instance, one time I was on the internet just reading about double vision and my brother tells me that I am obsessing and just need to move on. Another instance, I was in the car about a year after surgery and my girlfriend tells me I need to move on and it's not normal to be upset for as long as I was.
I feel like people think I should be over things and that I'm just a little nutty and obsessive now. If someone was paralyzed and in a wheelchair I don't think people would be telling someone to get over something, especially after one year. I think people sometimes view facial paralysis as "oh he just can't smile now" or something along those lines. Maybe they just get sick of hearing someone complain?
I don't think people realize how much of a life changing experience it can be to have some of the side-effects that you and me suffer from. I suck at all sports now because my double vision has left me with no depth perception and even if I did have it I wouldn't have the coordination and balance. I can't even play catch anymore with a ball unless someone is purposefully throwing it nice. I hate going in water or outside, especially on windy days, because my eye starts to feel dry and irritated. I could go on and on but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here.