Hi there Doc: I'm with Kay on this one - after your eyelid heals you should look into possibly getting another weight, maybe a platinum 1.8 gram (chain) put in (if in a few months you need it).
In the meantime, protecting your cornea is your main concern.
I have total paralysis in my right eye since 6/2006. I am constantly putting Refresh PM lubricant in my eye during the day (I have gotten use to the 'blurry vision' - what are you going to do ?). Every night I put Refresh PM lubricant in my lower lid, then put on the NITEYE Bubble Bandage, then a BreatheRight strip (since my right sinus is also paralzyed, it always feels stuffed, the BreatheRight strip really opens up the sinus).
When I can't 'mesmerize' myself into sleep (b/c 1 eye is always open) I'll take a Xanax 0.25mg or Trazodone 50 mg. That happens maybe once a week.
Wishing all the best, always good thoughts, Nancy