Hi all I'm back on line Horray!!!! unfortunately my network has been playing up big time! I could read my emails and occasionly reply to them but had problems putting in web addresses just kept throwing errors up all the time, but things are all ok now.
I am recovering really well and have been enjoying christmas with my family and friends I've even managed to have share in a little christmas tipple.
I went to see my doctors 5 weeks post op and they we're really pleased with my progress, I almost sprinted in to the concletation room according to my doc he seemed quite suprised at how well I looked, walked and sounded so positive, it was at that time I found out that after surgery the small electric shock that they check the nerve reaction which ended up being not that small and the doctors needed to give my facial nerve a huge volt to get it moving, that explained alot, the side of my face has no movement at all but in saying that my lips have strightened up and I look slightly more normal than I did 7 weeks ago.
when I came home from my post op app I was so happy that the docs we're so positive and that they felt I could start living as normal, ok maybe not as before the op but close enough for me! I was that happy that 4 is correct in what she said I was dancing, balance problems, what balance problems?
I belive that several things have helped me recover, firstly my very loving and caring family especially my husband and children, my sence of humour, its always been my best quality and it really got me through some tough times fro example, when I puckered up to give my husband a kiss only one side of my mouth moves, my husband said "is it hard to kiss"? I replied "yes" "but I can kiss round corners now" he saw the funny side and we both had a giggle, and it was things like that that helped not only me to cope, but made others feel at ease and not afraid to have a laugh in case it upset me.
All the cards, gifts and flowers from friends, family and work colleuges, Knowing that people care is a great insentive to get yourself better. Its times like this you find out who your friends are and I didn't know I had so many and that really kept me going and kept my siprits high.
I rehomed a rescued kitten 3 weeks ago and having another pet in house is great, she's really micheivious and very, very loving she follows me everywhere, and I can deffinately say she owns me not the other way round.
Trying to arrange christmas has kept my mind busy and wrapping all the presents has helped my hand-eye coordination.
My determination to get back to my normal self as soon as physically possiable, I've always been very independant and although sometimes that comes along with a little stubborness, its acctually helped me because to many people would be saying "I'll do that for you" and my reply would mostly be "No its ok I can manage"
One final thing I belive is helping with my recovery and its not a magic postion and I'd be intersted to know if any one else takes it, 4X the RDA of folic acid plus my 1 a day slow release vitamin and mineral tablet, take this example I am as of friday 28th Dec 7 weeks post op, I have been taking these supplements for 6 weeks my face is grade 6 paralasis, but over the last 10 days I can blink my eye half way, I get pins and needles in my face from under my chin upto my forehead, and if I massage around my lip whilst having a pins and needles episode my musle goes tight and lip raises up holds for about 10 seconds and then drops down again, my question is, Is this normal so soon after surgery and if it isn't, could it be my large amounts of folic acid, folic acid is well known for nerve regeneration, thoughts please.
anyway Thank you to all who have asked about me I'm well I hope you are too, and that you had a lovely christmas and all the best for new year.
Take care all
Cheryl AKA Cheza XxX