My Musing Space: December 2008

My Musing Space

Monday, December 22, 2008

Numb chin syndrome update #7

Ohm'gosh! I just realized how long ago I posted my previous update, or any other blog entry on any of my pages for that matter. Well, busy life...!

I have good news, though. There is no more "numb chin" any more to speak of. On the outside all numbness, sparky feelings, etc. are gone. The only thing left now is the odd semi-numb yet oversensitive feeling in the gum persisting around the bottom left front area when I brush my teeth. But that is something not too hard to live with.

So, as far as I hope, this is my last update on my chin problem. For those of you who are looking for reassurance that what just happened to you will have a happy ending, I can hold out that ray of hope. Your lives will get back to normal, although most probably it will take a few months. In my searches I found that most of the time the numbness eventually disappears completely, sometimes quickly, sometimes a bit slower. There are of course cases when there is some small residual sensitivity that stays on, and I also spoke with one person whose numb chin became a permanent feature. To her credit, she cheerfully reassured me that "I got used to it..." So there!

One last thing I should add, it doesn't hurt to help along the healing with a nutritious diet and some extra vitamins (see my earlier posts).