I'd been afflicted in June with Lyme's disease and Bell's palsy.
Is his ailment more serious—say, a heart attack or stroke or even Bell's palsy, which left his face looking contorted?
palsy pal·sy (pôl'zē)
Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.
a shorter form of "paralysis." Many persons thus afflicted were cured by our Lord (Matt. 4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mark 2:3-11; Luke 7:2-10; John 5:5-7) and the apostles (Acts 8:7; 9:33, 34).