Facial Paralysis

Surgery 41

Surgery 41

Eric and I drove early Thursday morning to Maricopa Hospital.  My anxiety level was pretty high until Dr. Lettieri showed up. He’s always so reassuring, comforting and confident.  Dr. Lettieri is a genius in his field, he travels around the world teaching new cutting edge […]

Today

Today

Today has so much going for it, it’s here, it’s now and it belongs to you. This moment, right now is the only time that comes with a guarantee. Learn today to be kind to everyone– I attended an event today hoping I would take […]

Love Your Mistakes

Love Your Mistakes

You Will Do Foolish Things, But Do Them With Enthusiasm –anonymous  Right now I am here, where I am supposed to be !  Boy have perspectives in my life and the way I see other’s changed.  Living with permanent facial paralysis has given me opportunities […]

The skinny on skinny

The skinny on skinny

  Me and Taryn, dinner before the show. The truth is skinny does not equal happiness or health.  I am the thinest I’ve been since my twenties, I’m also the most unhealthy I have ever been.  I know friends who with age have gained weight–it […]

Holding on Tight

Holding on Tight

The last skin graft is looking better Everyday! I love Dr. Lettieri With all I have going on in my life I continue to ask questions.  I know the Lord understands He loves me, even when I question and ask “why is this happening to […]

What’s Up?

What’s Up?

Ok so I haven’t been the best at blogging my true feelings about the unfortunate facial paralysis I have.  Here is a quick synapse of what has happened just in the last 2 years.   Mastoid (layman’s tumor) in the inner ear canal, burned black […]

The Art Of Being Happy

The Art Of Being Happy

I’m so glad I attended the 1st Festival of Positive Education this past week.  I had to evaluate whether this would be a good idea or not, given I just had surgery and still have a drain hanging from my head.  Dr. Lettieri thought it […]

Poo Poo On Dr. Lettieri

Poo Poo On Dr. Lettieri

I had an appointment with my favorite smile doctor, hoping Dr. Lettieri would take this drain out of my neck imagine my surprise when he said “That drain is not coming out today.” “There’s no blood, I want this thing out.” Dr. Lettieri has beautiful […]

Surgery #35

Surgery #35

On June 30th I entered Maricopa County Hospital with Dr. Lettieri (my smile doctor) Myself and Dr. Lettieri-just before surgery I wasn’t nervous or afraid, after all he was just repairing some of the skin that was ripped off after my skin graft.  This should […]

TIME

TIME

Two years ago I was diagnosed with partial facial paralysis, the doctor informed me my face would never be the same again.  To describe my emotions during that time is impossible.  I spent several weeks in the hospital, when released I was told to try […]