Since my encounter with Bell's Palsy in August
2000 and publishing my diary on the Internet many people have contacted
me. I'm pleased that whatever I experienced appears to be of value to others.
Of course it would be best if nobody has to enter the search-string "Bell's
palsy", but that's just not the case. It's amazing how many people are
confronted with it. Thanks for visiting my website and feel free to explore
it, read about my own experience perhaps helping you in one way or another.
I feel it is important to emphasize that the diary
is a personal account and that there may be a different recovery pattern
in each case. Psychologically I counted on a 1 year recovery time. It is
something I would do should I ever encounter the similar situation again.
Personally I believed that the most important things for me were knowing,
accepting and not expecting miracles.
I hope that those of you who are confronted with
BP, or people you know, have a speedy recovery just like I did. I realize
that my recovery was a speedy one and that others may need a much longer
time to recover. Stay positive, also if the development or recovery-pattern
stops matching my diary.
Rudi de Bruin, The Netherlands