I am happy to report that I did not wake up in excruciating pain. My soreness was gone when I woke up in the morning! However, as I write this, I have become sore from the day’s activity – which makes me think that maybe soreness is just inevitable.
Swelling is going down, finally. Still a lot of it left but I can finally see a bit of progress!
Something new: I am starting to get itching sensations on my face, around/on my nose. Except unlike a mosquito bite, the itching does not go away no matter how much I scratch the area! It’s almost like the itching is beneath the surface of the skin. Not sure if this means that the nerves are healing in that area? I think my nerves were slightly strained in that area. I don’t have completely numbness there; I can feel it when I touch that area with my fingers, but it feels almost as if it is not my own skin that I am touching, if that makes sense.
I don’t have much of an issue with anything else, I think… but I really miss being able to sing in the shower.