Posts in The Knee Chronicles
The Faces and Frustrations of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome; Day 125

Understanding the word “patience”…learning to hate it. It is very hard to have patience when you are provided no END date. How long will it take me to recover? What medication should I take? Are there alternatives? Should I try acupuncture? Botox? Surgery? These are the questions that keep every Bell’s Palsy or Ramsay Hunt sufferer awake at night. #ramsayhunt #bellspalsy

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Total Knee Replacement Recovery & Ramsay Hunt Diagnosis (Weeks 4-7)

Fifteen days ago I woke with extreme ear pain. I can’t not remember when the facial paralysis began. I don’t know if it came on slow, while I was sleeping. I just remember trying to talk and my face wasn’t acting right. On Wednesday, November 14th, I was diagnosed; I do not have Bells Palsy, while it looks the same, what I have is a version that only impacts 5 in 100,000. It is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This is my story.

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