Wednesday, October 01, 2008


The right side of my face, paralyzed for two weeks by Bell's Palsy, is becoming more mobile. My hideous left-side-only smile of a week ago is now a somewhat less hideous one with the right side at least stretching a little. In time it will be the hardly-hideous-at-all smile I always had.

I am blinking comfortably again and able to read and use the computer mostly painlessly.

I have a way to go yet, but I feel so much better. There were some dark days when I wondered what job I could pick up that didn't require me to speak much or to read or focus my vision. Not everyone can be a Korea Herald proofreader.


Melissa said...


(that was my almost normal smile)

Glad you're geting better!

Brian said...

Rest up and get well soon!

kwandongbrian said...

Thank you.

Ironically, now that I am relatively healthy, I have taken a day off. My son was sick through the night. I took him to a doctor and he's got some kind of stomach bug and is contagious so he shouldn't go to daycare.

He seems better now and has even had a little to eat. Now, I have five hours of classes to make up.