Friday I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. Basically what this means is that due to inflammation of the facial nerves, the left side of my face is paralyzed. This is a full smile. Eating and drinking are a challenge now plus my speech has been affected quite a bit. The biggest difficulty is my eyesight though. Because of not being able to blink correctly my eyes dry out quickly so I constantly have to use eye drops. Not a very good situation for an artist. Because Bell's Palsy isn't fully understood recovery times differ with each person and full recovery isn't guaranteed. Some folks recover in two weeks while others can take up to a year. I'm optimistic. I wasn't going to post about this because honestly it's embarrassing but I realized sharing my situation could be therapeutic. Not gonna lie, this has been very stressful for me but I'm staying positive. . . . . #bellspalsy
Friday, January 24, 2020
One of Us
Jason McKittrick, one of the most prolific Mythos artists around, was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. I hope you'll join me in wishing him a complete and rapid recovery. His work has been featured here for years, and I hope that continues for many years to come.