After seeing a doctor today, your initial suggestion regarding my symptoms may be right. Bell's palsy has been ruled out; sinusitis with paresthesia is the working diagnosis. We are trying an aggressive antibiotic/corticosteroid therapy for the next two weeks. At that point, I am going to have an MRI or CAT scan regardless of the outcome. A tumor cannot be ruled out at this point, but there is nothing to indicate that my current symptoms are going to worsen between now and the imaging. I consider this to be a reason for hope.
Funny thing about doctors: they know a whole lot more than I do! Perhaps I should start listening to them more.
Heartfelt thanks for all your help, Doc. This is really a great service.
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