Thanksgiving-Mine sucked

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. Mine was not good.  Thirty minutes before our guests arrived, I came down with Bell’s Palsy.  I had this 12 years ago.   The left side of my face is paralyzed.  There is no known cause, and I’m on medication that will help it to get better. The last time I had this it took over a month to get back to normal.

My wonderful husband made such a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and I couldn’t hardly taste any of it.  We called my doctor three times, but he had his phone turned off. Luckily the emergency room at the local hospital wasn’t crowded, and we were out within a half hour after arriving.

The worst thing is my left eye doesn’t really blink, so my eye is super dry.  I’m putting eye drops in constantly. I have to tape my eye shut at night to keep it from drying out.  While it doesn’t hurt, it’s difficult to eat and drink. Plus my vision in my left eye is blurry.

The chocolate shake did help a bit.










111 thoughts on “Thanksgiving-Mine sucked

  1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear it! My grandma had that about a month or so ago. They gave her meds and it went away a few days later. I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  2. It seems unkind to ‘like’ your post when you’ve had such an unpleasant start to Thanksgiving, but I like that you felt willing to share with us. I hope you’re back to normal really soon so that you can enjoy, and taste, Christmas with your family. Sending blessings xxx

      • Perhaps this got you because you were already a little run down and vulnerable due to your cold? Rest is a wonderful healer (though difficult when you’re a naturally active person!), takenyour huaband’s good advice – it sounds like he knows best and will look after you well so allow yourself to be looked after for a while. Take care, you sound like a fighter so I offer up a little prayer for all to well real soon. God bless 😊 X

  3. You take your illness with a kindness, a sense of never failing happiness, a feeling of dignity , you did not rail out or abuse others, you simply moved forward. I admire that. My best wishes. Hugs

  4. Well darn! Chocolate shakes are good, but a real cureall is the Jamocha at Arby’s. I can’t see what I’m typing so hope this is legible.😂. Hope it’s not as long as a month this time.

  5. I’m sorry to hear about this. Mine wasn’t good, either. Thanks for following me. You have a neat blog with all kinds of fun and interesting topics in it. It’s like a variety show; hee-hee! I hope you get beter soon and I said a prayer and hope it works — certainly can’t hurt. 🙂

  6. So sorry! I have a friend in Illinois who is just getting over a bout of this. She’s a talented young singer and has had to cancel several gigs. Hope yours goes away quickly.

  7. That just sucks….I’m so sorry to hear about your palsy and your Thanksgiving! I hope that by the time you are reading this, things are much better. You actually look like you have just a little smirk😏. I remember my grandmother always telling me that if we have our health, we have everything. Isn’t that the truth! My husband’s ex, age 65, just died of pancreatic cancer after being diagnosed 3 months ago, and we watched his daughters suffer as they watched their mom slowly pass. It was awful. I hope this passes quickly and I’m glad you haven’t lost your sense of humor!

    • Thanks so much! It is quite the smirk for sure. I had it once before, but that was 12 years ago. Health certainly is everything. I just joined a gym about a month ago, but have only been a few times due to being sick or this wonderful palsy crap. I’m teaching three classes this week to high school students, so that will be fun. I asked the teacher to let them know what’s going on with me, so I don’t have to go through a discussion. I could simply say nothing, but my vision is affected so I need some help. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Hope, by now, you’ve recovered! Sure messed up your Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for your visit & follow. Your blog looks diverse & interesting! Look forward to reading more. 💛 Christine

  9. I had Bell’s palsy when I was a teenager, just after graduating from high school. They gave me shots of vitamin B but it didn’t seem to hurry the recovery. Hope your recovery is complete by now.

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