I’ve been meaning to post these updated photos….they were taken mid-September:
Update:I still have significant numbness….if you look closely at the shot of my left eye, you will notice that it is still slightly larger than the right. It has also not healed as well, which I attribute to them taking me off the erythromiacin a week early (they thought I was having an allergic reaction to it) there is a knot the size of the head of a seamstress pin (larger than the head of a regular pin, and more raised) on the scar on this eye, which is a minor cosmetic set-back.
I have not lost any visual acuity, and in fact it seems that much of my vision is improved.
Would I do it again? Ask me in 3-6 months. I still hate that I feel like I’ve had a head transplant every time I smile….although I am starting to have some feeling return to my nose. My “neutral” face used to be a pleasant blank face…now I frown whenever my face relaxes…I find myself pulling up the corners of my mouth just to look like I”m not scowling….which is an odd feeling….as a result, I continue to avoid most social situations, unless I know we are going to a dark restaurant, or bar. Come to think of it, the more I drink, the better I look! LOL!
I still have significant puffiness in my face, and the 12 weeks I’ve spent on bed rest have made me pretty bloated and ridiculously out of shape. I’ve just started walking 30 minutes a day, and hope to increase my daily activities starting next week. That and a 1,300 calorie a day diet will hopefully allow me to loose some of the extra 10 pounds I’ve put on since the beginning of summer….good thing it’s now sweater weather!!