Yepper. . . .I'm gonna git me a HOODIE ! I understand some dudes use hoodies
to hide themselves from their public. Uhuh. . .LOL Recovery from the partial
facial paralysis of right side of face progresses. The pain is gone. Phew! The swelling along the jaw and under / behind the ear has gone down a great deal.
The facial muscle control nerves pass along the side skull channel (under the bone) and the pressure on the nerves causes the paralysis. With the swelling dis-
persing the pressure ought to lessen and free the nerves to function correctly.
So the time span is not predictable.
I've kinda gotten used to "the new look". The other day I had my yearly appt with
a vascular surgeon I see once a year for another matter. When Stein walked in
"What did you do to your face??!!!" And immediately his medical acumen went
to work identifying the cause. . . .then the question who I am seeing, what is the therapeutic plan, what meds, etc. etc. "Oh yeah, btw, your sitz is fine. No growth this year. In fact there hasn't been any change since '07.. ." .The good news. Apparently growth stopped 5- 6years ago. "See you next year." ;-)) Phew!
There are no sign or symptoms of change; it just happens. O happy day!
So it seems very likely I will participate in Commencement/Graduation which takes place in early June . . . . .we are somewhat late. . .just goes to show ya the University doesn't want to let go of us! Ho Ho Ho. . . .and I will receive and wear
the academic hoodie. . .but not to hide in. . .but rather, to show off in. . . . ;-)
So, Friends and Neighbors, that's the latest. . .or . ."fit to print". . hahahaa I do appreciate your care and concern. Support is effective. . . and affective. ;-)
Justin O'Shea, phd. . or d.psych.. . . . . . .huuuuuaaaaaahhhhhh!!!