On Friday April 26 I was told I might be having a stroke. The symptoms I had were exactly like a stroke. I was sent to concord hospital. After hours of testing and care it was determined I have Bell’s palsy. There are no know causes or treatment. It starts very quickly hours. It affects just one side of the face. For me it is the right side. It is a paralization of the nerves and muscles. The result is no control or deadening of the whole right side of my face. I cannot smile and eating and drinking is a huge challenge. The recovery time could be up to 9 months to fully recover. I am greateful it was not a stroke. I am self conscious about eating and drinking in public now. Otherwise I am fine

Thank you