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Gladhand's Comment
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Hope I don't scare anyone with that title which I probably will. On my drive today about 3 hours from my destination my face went numb on one side. So long story short I had to come to the emergency room in Albquerque, super nervous that I might have/had a stroke. My dad had one 6 years ago and that was a terrifying experience. Once I saw half my face drooping and I couldn't make a full smile, I was scared. Thankfully it's bells palsy and should heal with medication. Hope this doesn't keep me out of the seat for too long. Be safe everyone!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Glad to hear it's bells. So many simply have no clue that younguns can and do have strokes.

Get better soon!

Gladhand's Comment
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Glad to hear it's bells. So many simply have no clue that younguns can and do have strokes.

Get better soon!

Yeah it is a definitely a scary thing. Hope it doesn't take me too long to get back at it!

Paul W.'s Comment
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Man that would scare me too. Glad you are OK!! Are you taking some time off or just getting right back to it in a day or two?

Gladhand's Comment
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Man that would scare me too. Glad you are OK!! Are you taking some time off or just getting right back to it in a day or two?

Not sure yet. I am set up for hometime on the 16th, but I might go home tomorrow depending on how I need to rest. Will lose my girl if I do, put 74000 miles on her with barely any issues. It will suck to lose that truck.

Paul W.'s Comment
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Gotcha. Yeah especially since it's your truck :(

Paul W.'s Comment
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Gotcha. Yeah especially since it's your truck :(

...first truck... Sorry

Gladhand's Comment
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I'm still safe to drive. So Pancha blanca is still my truck haha.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Ive had Bells Palsy before. On the right side of my face. Very scary. Medication helps clear it up faster with less lingering effects. It will take a week to 2 weeks to get the majority of your movement back. About a month to get whatever else you will get back. There is a chance some effects will be permanent. Bell's Palsy is caused by the inflammation of the 7th Cranial nerve. As it passes thru a small opening in the bone behind the ear it becomes pinched. The cause of the inflammation is not exactly known. 1 theory is it is caused by a virus that has gone dormant in the body. Since stress lowers the immune response, your body stops fully suppressing the virus and it attacks the nerve. There are obviously 2 branches of the 7th cranial nerve. 1 for each side of the face. You probably noticed a minor ear ache on the side you lost function and feeling in probably a day before the loss of function happened.

Old School's Comment
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I remember years ago my father in law went through having Bell's Palsy. It took almost three months for him, but eventually everything came back to normal.

I'm glad to hear you can keep on driving.

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