Who Knows about this "Bellss Palsy"? Is it going to stop me

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Ozzymick, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. I have been on a mad getting fit regime lately, eating healthy, exercising etc etc etc, I then get an ear infection, next thing you know half my face is paralysed, Bell's Palsy, diagnosed yesterday.

    With luck I should make a full recovery in 2 to 3 months.

    Does anyone know if this is going to stop me getting back in?
    I have looked on the list of medical conditions and can't see it, I spoke to the Local Recruitment Office they couldnt answer either.

    Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciatted.
  2. Check your PM's mate.
  3. Had a friend who suffered from it at University - his biggest problem was at the OTC bar, because all the medical students kept coming over and wanting to see a real case of Bell's Palsy in action.

    Given that we were both pipers, and that he was playing again within a few months I'd be hopeful. He was a bloody good piper (unlike me - distinctly average), became the TA individual champion, and now hosts the BBC Scotland piping show. So, no permanent loss of function there, then.
  4. Bloody Medical Students, Perverts they are :)

    I am keeping my fingers crossed and will get back into the exercising very shortly.

    Cheers for that
  5. My old fella had it years back - said it made him dribble like a dribbly thing for a bit and then got better with no aftereffects. Makes you look like a mong for a while but shouldn't have any long term effects.
  6. British Superbike rider and all round top fella Chris "The Stalker" Walker had it a few years back and looks like Quasimodo when he laughs.