Nearly 9 months after my radical, second facial surgery, there are great signs that the movement around the right corner of my mouth is returning! Unfortunately, my right eye simultaneously closes when the right side of my mouth moves upwards (which is why I’m showing you a picture with sunglasses on), but it is moving!!! Can you see it? We are not sure why the turning up of the right side of my mouth makes my eye close, but I’m having an eyelid surgery on July 8th and that may change this. I do not know what my face will look like in years to come. I really have no idea – no one does actually. What I do know is that this is a very good sign! Stay tuned .. the miracle is (slowly but surely) still happening.
(Now I have to be honest, this is a strangely good picture of the smile. It doesn’t usually look this way. I think the way I’m tilting my head has a lot to do with it. –Just being honest )
Point of Gratitude: Movement in my face where the entire inter-cranial facial nerve was cut — where no movement should be possible. Pretty awesome.
P.S. I have gotten pretty sick this past week. I have gotten on medicine and taken lots of naps and I am now feeling better. However, I have not returned emails in almost 2 weeks! So, please don’t think I’m just not writing you back, I have not written anyone! (I was asleep anytime humanely possible throughout the day).