Explaining Bell’s Palsy
It’s often the case that just as you’ve got a grip on your health condition, the problem arises of explaining it to your friends and family. Older relatives might not understand, and for young children something like facial paralysis could be scary. So how did you do it?
We want to hear your stories, about how you talked over Bell’s Palsy or facial paralysis with your other half, about how you broke the news to your child. Perhaps you’ve cared for someone with facial paralysis, who was confused and needed you to clarify the situation.
Some people will turn to humor to lighten the situation, while others will take a purely scientific approach; explaining things in terms of physiological processes. We’re sure that, for many, religion will play a big part in how a family deals with the onset of Bell’s Palsy or facial paralysis. It can be a testing time socially, as strangers struggle to understand the lacking facial expressions and emotions conveyed.
Here at the Facial Paralysis Institute our job is to treat facial in a comprehensive manner. Treatment of facial palsy needs to encompass both the physical as well as the emotional aspect.
Please get in touch if you have any worries about how your friends or family might take the news that you are suffering with facial paralysis, or equally if you have any tips for those who have just been diagnosed. The onset is fast and often comes with little warning, so any advice you can give or experiences you can share will be a huge help.
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