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.