In a country where the media, politicians and the public all seem to think we’re doing alright, there is a great deal of uncertainty about the future of our nation’s recovery from Bells Palsy.
The news has been good for a number of people in the last week or so.
The first was the first known case of the condition to be reported in Ireland since February.
In addition, the first documented case of a person who had the condition reported was recorded in February.
Bells PALSY is a rare disorder in which there are four fingers of each hand attached to each other.
They are usually a little more than an inch apart, but they can also extend as far as 1.5cm.
The first documented patient in Ireland, who was a child when she was diagnosed, had a third finger attached to her left hand and the other two fingers to her right.
It is now estimated that around one in 5,000 people in Ireland have Bells.
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