I have chronic migraines and headaches. I’ve been seeing a neurologist about it, and after trying several oral medications that didn’t work, he suggested Botox. I went in yesterday for my first set of injections.
I had over 26 Botox injections over my face, head, neck and shoulders. I won’t know for several days if it works for my headaches, but I woke up this morning and realized that I couldn’t move part of my forehead. I ran to the bathroom to take a look in the mirror, and when I saw how part of my forehead was immobilized, I started to laugh about it. That’s when I noticed that my crows feet don’t show up anymore when I laughed or smiled.
I wasn’t worried, it made me laugh even harder. It’s funny to me that chronic pain can lead to a wrinkle free face. It was ironic.
Now I’m wondering what part of me has to get hurt so I can stop sleeping on my left side. I sleep predominately on my left side, and I’m starting to see more “sleep damage” on the left side of my face than on my right side. My skin is less elastic that is used to be, and it’s showing it’s wear on my left side more than my right.
Maybe I won’t worry about it too much, and just age gracefully. As gracefully as someone with medicinal Botox can.