I had surgery to remove a salivary gland in my neck that has been causing some stones to grow.
Just got back from the doctor, he said it looks good and the swelling will go down in about three weeks. The hearing problem is likely due to coughing some air into my Eustachian Tube, and will dissipate. It has already to a degree, I can still hear my own voice louder in that ear though. As for the nerve that controls my smile, it’s weak and should get fully functional when the swelling goes down. Right now I look even more dorkish than I usually do when I smile, like I had a stroke or something. He gave me one last Vicodin prescription, this time I got the good stuff with ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen, which turns my stomach. It’s still very painful to eat and swallow.
I should be back in full swing in a couple days.
There is wood to be worked.
-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.