Thursday, May 23, 2013


Yepper. . . .I'm gonna git me a HOODIE !  I understand some dudes use hoodies
to hide themselves from their public.  Uhuh. . .LOL  Recovery from the partial
facial paralysis of right side of face progresses.  The pain is gone.  Phew! The swelling along the jaw and under / behind the ear has gone down a great deal.
The facial muscle control nerves pass along the side skull channel (under the bone) and the pressure on the nerves causes the paralysis.  With the swelling dis-
persing  the pressure ought to lessen and free the nerves to function correctly.
So the time span is not predictable.

I've kinda gotten used to "the new look".  The other day I had my yearly appt with 
a vascular surgeon I see once a year for another matter.  When Stein walked in
"What did you do to your face??!!!"  And immediately his medical acumen went
to work identifying the cause. . . .then the question who I am seeing, what is the therapeutic plan, what meds, etc. etc. "Oh yeah, btw, your sitz is fine. No growth this year. In fact there hasn't been any change since '07.. ." .The good news. Apparently growth stopped 5- 6years ago.  "See you next year."  ;-))  Phew!
There are no sign or symptoms of change; it just happens.  O happy day!

So it seems very likely I will participate in Commencement/Graduation which takes place in early June . . . . .we are somewhat late. . .just goes to show ya the University doesn't want to let go of us!  Ho Ho Ho. . . .and I will receive and wear
the academic hoodie. . .but not to hide in. . .but rather, to show off in. . . . ;-)

So, Friends and Neighbors, that's the latest. . .or . ."fit to print". . hahahaa   I do appreciate your care and concern.  Support is effective.  . . and affective.  ;-)

Justin O'Shea, phd. . or d.psych.. . . . . . .huuuuuaaaaaahhhhhh!!!


J said...

You're fortunate this condition wasn't Bell's palsy.

JustinO'Shea said...

Fortunate, indeed, J. .very much so.
There are 4 - 5 diseases with symptoms similar to Bell's Palsy : I have any number of them. Wouldn't you know?!
My doctors ruled out the others, including a tumor: all similar results/ symptoms. The diagnosis proven is the blocked/swollen salivary gland (parotitis). . but you know, the others have the same/similar treatment program. ;-) People recovery but this is serious business.. . like if you see this or this call 911, etc.

Lucky? U betcha. lol diagnosed, treatment, recovering. . .DG> ;-))

Gary Kelly said...

Those nasties don't discriminate do they... young, old, whomever... they're out to gitcha.

I went to a primary school where the nuns wore hoodies - the Sisters of St Joseph. I remember thinking how odd it was that Sisters Peter and Paul had boy's names. But they were nice ladies.

Anyway, JustinO, I'm glad you're on the improve.

Jim said...

This is so good to hear Justin. I am very happy for you.
Or are we now to call you doctor? Congratulations and have a great day!

JustinO'Shea said...

Thank you, Jim, very much.
And. . .lol. . my name is Justin. . . 'doctor' is merely a role, performed by a person.
LOL. . .insufferable, eh?

cheers. . .justin

JustinO'Shea said...

Yepper, Gary, now and then we get to be the target. The solution is not to become the victim. ;-)


You are a Doctor of Humor, just
the way you write your words. How could you not be a person that anyone would not want to know???
Genuine and sincere in all that you
do. And very funny. You have kept
your Blog together, cause you are very ethical, and good from deep in
your heart, and boy do you have a Big Heart. Thanks for all that you
have given to us the Gay People everywhere.

JustinO'Shea said...

Aaaaahhh Unca Joe, flattery might just get you a cuppa. . LOL
You are way too kind. .AND I am happy that's how you see me and that it brings you joy!


GreginAdelaide said...

Well said Joe, I'll second that.

JustinO'Shea said...

GREG, you want a cuppa also?
C'mon, join us. . LOL

GreginAdelaide said...

In a blink Justin! In a blink.

JustinO'Shea said...

OK, Grey, ya got me. . .please. . what is a bink?
So's I can put this all in prospective. . .y'see..till I know I don't . . .
Donncha see? ;-))

Merci beaucoup.

GreginAdelaide said...

Oops! not sure if my message got thru yesterday, new computer and all that....but it is "blink" NOT "bink" .... as in "blink of an eye" .... ie fast, I'd join you and Gary in a cuppa in the blink of an eye....speaking of which, new glasses required? (sorry)

JustinO'Shea said...

Wouldn't that be a hoot!!! LOL

Gary Kelly said...

A hoot? Aren't you blokes worried that you might be led astray by a wicked old man?

JustinO'Shea said...

OH ! OH! A wicked old man ???

Where?? Where. . .plz tell me quik. . . yezzzah