Half smile (and other facial expressions) Part 2

Weeks 1-2 After receiving the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) diagnosis at my Emergency Department visit, I felt relieved mentally but was extremely exhausted and in pain. I went home with the impression that the paralysis would improve in about three weeks. I was told to get as much rest as possible. For the next seven … Continue reading Half smile (and other facial expressions) Part 2

Half smile (and other facial expressions) Part I

What would most adults think if they woke one morning realizing they cannot move half their face? Three weeks ago this happened to me but the story begins nine days prior to that and this post gives detail so that others experiencing these symptoms will be aware of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. On Friday, January 31, … Continue reading Half smile (and other facial expressions) Part I

Vegetarian to Plant-Based

I recently changed from eating a vegetarian diet to a plant-based diet. Some refer to this as being a vegan,  but it is slightly different. I started this after a friend mentioned she had started the plan and it helped tremendously with her energy and recovery time. In addition, she had not had a migraine … Continue reading Vegetarian to Plant-Based

Trip to include Switzerland!

It is hard to believe that our trip to France is just two months away! We finally made a decision about the second week of our vacation. After spending a week in Paris, we will head to Lyon and then to Switzerland. Now, we must decide where to visit in Switzerland.We will only have three … Continue reading Trip to include Switzerland!

Reconnecting with friends

My husband and I recently spent an evening with a dear friend. We only recently reconnected after years of separation. We first met while working part-time during high school. We connected in many ways and not just because of work. We did not realize at first how much we had in common and may not … Continue reading Reconnecting with friends