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Eye Opening Experience
« on: July 27, 2010, 10:01:19 am »
I just made an appointment to have my Tarsorrhaphy reversed. This Friday, the 30th of July is also the one year anniversary of my Translab Surgery. So much to look back on and be thankful for. I consider myself very luck to have successfully treaded the torrent of water that has passed under the bridge to recovery...boy, my arms sure are tired!

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Jul 2009: Left Translab to debulk a 5cm x 5cm AN. Jan 2010: CyberKnife Radio Surgery to combat remaining AN; approximately 3cm.  MRI Jan 12: Good progress. Last MRI Jan 13: All Good! My life got much better when I received my Scleral Lens.

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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 10:51:07 am »
Great news, Doc. How is your facial recovery going otherwise?

Sara
MVD for hemifacial spasm 6/2/08
left side facial paresis
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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 11:39:34 am »
Hey, Doc!  Good to hear from you - happy anniversary - you have been through a bunch!  Hope this will be a better year for you!  Hope to see you in Sept at the next meeting...

cindy
rt side 1.5 cm - Translab on 11/07/08 Dr. Friedman & Dr. Schwartz of House Ear Institute,
feeling great!

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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 02:33:35 pm »
Good luck, Doc.

BTW, nice title - very catchy  ;)

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 06:16:02 pm »
Great news Doc!

-Tod
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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 06:39:13 pm »
Doc,
What a way to end the year, and an eye opening experience it is!
Let us know how you do with your eye wide open. Still using gel? Can you blink or almost blink?
Best wishes for uneventful eye opening experience ;) You've had some whoozy of stories this past year!
Maureen
06/06-Translab 3x2.5 vascular L AN- MAMC,Tacoma WA
Facial nerve cut,reanastomosed.Tarsorrhaphy
11/06. Gold weight,tarsorrhaphy reversed
01/08- nerve transposition-(12/7) UW Hospital, Seattle
5/13/10 Gracilis flap surgery UW for smile restoration :)
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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 07:14:09 am »
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to getting back to a somewhat normal appearance...tired of scaring small children at the IHOP with my "Stink Eye" as my son calls it.

Sara - Still having facial issues. Paralysis on the left side. Droopy left eyebrow. Pain on the left side of the nose and cheek. Still have to be careful about how, even what I eat...swallowing still a bit impaired. Stuff like that.

Moe - I haven't used Gel or Drops for severals months now. The key I've found is to simply not touch to eye with anything but a damp cloth. I am able to kind of sort of blink. The Eye also closes well enough for me to sleep...even to take a combat nap during lunch on the couch in my office...a daily ritual since the Doc's poked around in my head last year. I've also gotten in the habit of burring it in a pillow to get to sleep.

Take Care!
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Doc

Jul 2009: Left Translab to debulk a 5cm x 5cm AN. Jan 2010: CyberKnife Radio Surgery to combat remaining AN; approximately 3cm.  MRI Jan 12: Good progress. Last MRI Jan 13: All Good! My life got much better when I received my Scleral Lens.

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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 05:27:33 pm »
Hi Doc:  a year already - time sure flies !  Great to hear you're getting your eye under control (I'm still with the constant lubricant,  nighteye patch).  You're looking great.
Doesn't it all feel like the bad dream has ended ??
Continued healing my friend.  Always good thoughts,  Nancy
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

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Re: Eye Opening Experience
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 06:10:28 am »
Thanks Nancy!

Take Care!
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Doc
Jul 2009: Left Translab to debulk a 5cm x 5cm AN. Jan 2010: CyberKnife Radio Surgery to combat remaining AN; approximately 3cm.  MRI Jan 12: Good progress. Last MRI Jan 13: All Good! My life got much better when I received my Scleral Lens.

 


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