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Re: External Eye Weights
« Reply #105 on: December 10, 2009, 12:54:21 am »

Can you give us an update? Are you still having normal tearing and blinking? I am hoping so.

Just wondering how you are doing...

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Re: External Eye Weights
« Reply #106 on: December 10, 2009, 07:09:42 pm »

I'm still able to Blink, not quite normal because I've got to blink both eyes at the same time for the bum eye to blink but it is a blink all the same. And yes, the tearing is normal.  A lot of the pain has passed but I still, from time to time, have what I'd describe as phantom obvious reason, but it aches all of a sudden and it passes as quickly as it comes.  The stitches being gone a week+ now is really great and I'm healing nicely despite all of the procedures the lid has endured.

I'm looking forward, with both eyes, ha, to this Saturdays lunch gathering of local ANer's at the CheeseCake Factory here in Atlanta...taking the eye on the road as it were!

Thanks for asking!
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Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.