On Saturday (3/22/08) the left side of my face went kaput. No smiling, no facial control. Blinking is in slo-mo and the eyelid doesn’t reach all the way down. This might not sound that big but if you don’t blink your eye will water. Now try that one on for size and see what it does to your already off-balanced brain. Also eye movement isn’t coordinated. Picture synchronized swimmers with one being a couple beats behind.
I got tired of dribbling fluid down my chest so started in with straws. Morning coffee should not be drunk via a straw. It’s wrong. If you don’t understand why its wrong you aren’t a coffee drinker.
Woke up this morning (Monday) and found I could smile a tad on the left side. Whoop baby! Happiness is being able to grin, and not that lopsided shit.
So I called and left a message for the fabulous neurologist. There isn’t much that can be done and since I’m already improving I’m not going to be jumping on the steroid wagon. But, as far as new symptoms go this sucks.