I had not really appreciated just how much laughter is generatered from my friends and family until this week. With my injury it is dreadfully painful to smile right now and I have also been scared to stress that area with a smile. Of course the smile is somewhat self limiting. You start to smile and the pain shoots through the roof. Bye-Bye Smile. So what I started doing is when someone says something funny and I start to smile, I grab the left side of my face and keep my muscles from pulling the corner of my mouth back. This of course is somewhat funny looking to see, which wants to start another round of snickering with the peanut gallery. My Wife and I realized that laughter plays a significant part in our relationship. She has been getting a little bummed with my forced stoic demeanor as of late and I have come to better appreciate the nature of our relationship as well. I did not think I would gain a little knowledge about my marriage from the crash, but yeah, I guess you always need to be ready to learn. I can however think of less painful ways to learn stuff. Hopefully, it will be over soon. I amazed how quickly the face area heals, but the trend of the nerves healing quicker than the wounds is truly a painful bummer. I did get 9 of 19 stitches out today which is a start. (The other 10 are the internal kind that will disolve on thier own.)
I don’t exactly know where these ramblings are taking me, I’ll leave things with this – Take note and enjoy the smiles and laughter around you.