I just heard from my oncologist, and he disagrees with the neurologist who told me it was most likely Bell’s Palsy. My doc is 99% certain the paralysis is being caused by Betty because there’s a spot sitting near the nerve.
I’m willing to tolerate the paralysis (and occasional face spasm) for now, so we’re going ahead with the treatment as planned. If it works, it should start alleviating the symptoms in a few weeks. If it doesn’t seem to be doing that, doc might pull me off and go with the BRAF drugs.
I’m also going to be evaluated by a neuro oncologist tomorrow who will be able to help monitor the situation.