Oh yeah, forgot to update you guys. X)
The Bell's Palsy cleared up about two weeks ago. The Wednesday of the week it went away, I was finally able to schedule surgery (which I've needed for a few months, but Bell's Palsy came up the week it was originally to be set up, so we had to wait until it went away), and it is set for tomorrow (I'll try and remember to update you guys on how I do this time lol).
The day after my surgery was scheduled, I was admitted into the ER due to heart palpitations (I could feel every heartbeat all over my entire body), shortness of breath, and fatigue. I normally experience all this when I first wake (like right now -- I just woke up roughly 30 minutes ago, and I still feel like I just ran a marathon), so I blew it off as sleep apnea. The surgery I am to have tomorrow HOPEFULLY will allow me to use my biPAP machine again, which helps me go to sleep by keeping my airways open. They tend to collapse on their own, leaving me to go without breathing, which is NOT good for anything.
Anyway, at the ER, I was informed that I had a form of heart arrhythmia that would require a cardiologist to clear me before I could have surgery. If this wasn't bad enough, I was told I would have to remain overnight in the ICU, and I was not allowed to smoke until I was discharged! The following Monday, I was scheduled to see a cardiologist that Wednesday (who told me I demonstrated no signs of the condition mentioned by the ER doctor... more inclined to believe the cardiologist, since our ER doctors are consistently inept), and was given the okay to go on with the operation.
Then, this past Saturday, I got very, very sick... I was fine, until a really powerful nausea came over me, and I ran to the bathroom... and virtually stayed there, alternating ends which both could not be contained, all day long. I was worried I'd caught some bad stomach virus, and with just a short time until my surgery date, the threat of postponement again entered the picture. But, Sunday, around the time of day it struck the day before... it went away, just as suddenly as it came on. Not so much as even flatulence or gagging. I can only assume it was a 24-hour bug that hit me. (It's surprising just how well it timed out, too.)