I am a man of 23 years of Argentina with facial palsy from birth due to a tumor. I fully understand that this community is meant for people in UK but unfortunately I could not find a similar site in my country and even from other Spanish-speaking country.
I have noticed lately that when meeting new people sometimes they stare at my face and that makes me feel very nervous to the point of not being able to keep talking normally (I lose eye contact and look down). For people I see frequently sometimes I have the urge to explain about my condition. Sometimes I did that, but then I regret , because they end up feeling sorry for me and that makes me feel that I am different and makes me sad. So my question is how do you deal with the fact of meeting new people when you have facial paralysis?