November 2015

Dealing with the Diagnosis of Bell’s Palsy
- November 29, 2015

I was 22 years old and moving all my worldly possession into an apartment preparing to start medical school in a week.   Having worked hard all day lifting furniture, I went out to relax and have a big dinner.  My eye had started to bother me so much during the day that I had […]

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A Life Worth Saving
- November 22, 2015

“She needed a hero so that is what she became.” Author Unknown I couldn’t see the clock! At one of the most critical moments in my job, the hands on the clock were a blurry vision.  It might as well been non-existent.  At the precise moment I needed to see the time clearly it felt […]

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I Can Do It Myself!
- November 22, 2015

I don’t need your help. I don’t want your help. Just leave me alone. Before my surgery, whenever people said things like this to me, I thought they had a rotten attitude, thinking to myself “I’m only trying to help.” And, people can indeed be over-zealous sometimes in offering to help. But, it’s still a […]

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Being Loved for Who I Am
- November 22, 2015

I remember that day in October, 2011 when the doctor said “it’s bad news but it is not the worst news”. He put his hand on by shoulder and said “are you okay.” From the moment the words came out of his mouth, I felt peace. I wasn’t upset. I didn’t cry. I was never […]

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Social Concerns
- November 22, 2015

In our support group, one concern was of course our appearance and how it affected our social interactions and relationships. We all agreed that ideally, our appearance didn’t matter, that people who were worth caring about wouldn’t be bothered by disfigurement. But we also wanted to feel self-assured in public and when we met new […]

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