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A personal guide for recovering from facial paralysis

Imagine this

In this article

Why am I writing this?

How does it happen?

Bell’s Palsy

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Two diagrams of a face. First highlighting the facial nerve. Second with an asymmetrical face, with the right side drooping.
Two diagrams of a face. First highlighting the facial nerve. Second with an asymmetrical face, with the right side drooping.
Facial nerve on left. Facial paralysis on the right. Image adapted from VeryWell Health.

What I wish I was told

It may get worse before it gets better

It can feel embarrassing to be seen

It isn’t easy to lose your smile

7 things you can do

7 things you can do as a loved one

Wrapping it up

Update

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