hi all we went to the dr's today the ophthalmologist put in a smart plug, a punctal plug that "melts" into your tear duct and stays there, until you hopefully don't need it anymore then it can just be flushed out, they have better luck with these than the regular plugs which tend to fall out for some people. then from that dr we went to the plastic surgeon who is also an ophthalmologist about the weight he felt we should try a heavier weight 1.4 grams since my husbands face has come back somewhat in the past 5 mos, but on the same hand he said it's no big deal to put in a gold weight also. 1% chance of lid droop, infection etc. after all the side effects of the surgey we opted to keep the external weight and ordered a heavier one. we'll keep you posted on his progress.
we are also going to the neurosurgeon on wed for him to look at the incision per the plastic surgeons request, he felt maybe he is pushing out sutures but at 5 mos it's kinda unusual but then again everything seems to be "unusual" in our case. then we go to the headache clinic at jefferson again to see what they have to say. the 3 elavil seem to be keeping the ha's at a 4-5 down from a 8-9 on the pain scale. the indocin made him extremely tired.
i'm so lucky i work for understanding dr's i feel that is all we do is go to dr's now! we just want our lives back.
keeping all of the an'ers in our prayers.
mary ellen and don
ps bruce you are so right do not take these life changing side effects lightly, we went from happy healthy world travlers to unhappy,chronic patients.
wishing all a healthy new year