Unbeknown to me, the stinging eyes I had some days back marked the onset of Bell's palsy in my neurological system. Yesterday my left lip was numb. Today its my left eye and cheek. My forehead muscles are okay though. My right eye cant wink.
At any rate, I have gone and seen a doctor and I have been given a regimen of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) drugs, corticosteroids, antibiotics and painkillers. The prognosis is good because many people (80%) who suffer from Bell's Palsy, whose cause is unknown, recover spontaneously and completely between 2 weeks to 3 months without necessarily using drugs.
I have some painful pimple in my ear whose swelling is probably pressing the seventh nerve and the resulting trauma is fucking up the right side of my face.
Lets hope the drugs work coz I am not exactly eager to start looking like half of my face is falling off or rushing to the back of my head.
Today's run, like all other runs, is on. Bell's Palsy or no Bell's palsy.