Even though the exact cause is unknown, most likely it started on a Sunday afternoon, 16th February 2014. It was a pleasant su8nny afternoon, it looked like spring is already here, there were 10 Celsius outside, so I decided to ride my bicycle around the city. I threw my scarf and cap on my bad … probably this page wouldn’t exist now if I don’t do this. It was around 17 o’clock when I started cycling, so the sun went down quickly and the weather became much colder and the wind was also blowing. The cold air started to bother my neck, so I was a little bit angry why I didn’t bring my scarf. Anyway, I continued cycling for 80-90 minutes.
When I woke up on Monday, I started to feel a light pain behind my left ear down to my neck. I just thought that I slept wrong on my neck so I didn’t care much about it during the day. By the evening the pain became a bit stronger, I felt it uncomfortable.
On Tuesday, I woke up with a pain in my ear as well. My ears were buzzing and I heard sounds louder. There were no changes on my face at this time. I went to work then. Since I’m working in front of computer , I started to feel the first signs of Bell’s palsy late afternoon, around 17 o’clock. My eyes were already dry and I was not able to watch the monitor. I also felt my face inflamed so I asked for an Ibuprofen and I went home to take some rest. I woke up around 2 AM with completely dry eyes and more inflamed face sensation, so I took another Ibuprofen. Only in the morning I realised that my left face and mouth had dropped completely. Since I’ve never heard about the fact that you can get a facial paralysis from cold air and current, I thought that it’s some kind of inflammation, like a dental anesthesia that goes away in 2-3 hours, so I went calm to my doctor. When she opened the door, immediately recognised the disease and sent me to the urgency.