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Having a different weight put in
« on: March 08, 2007, 06:47:41 pm »
How many of you have had your weight taken out for good?  How did you know you were ready to have it out?  Has anybody had a lighter weight put in, mine is so heavy my eye won't open all the way.  I am goint to see if a lighter one will work better.  Any ideas?  Karen
     Surgery 12-17-03, nerve graft 1-04, 3.5 cm, facial paralysis, numbness and no hearing in left ear


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Re: Having a different weight put in
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 09:28:00 pm »
Hi Karen:  I just had my gold weight removed (I had a reaction), but it's not for good (can't help you there).
              I'll have a platinum weight put in in about 8 weeks.
I see you had the nerve graft done in 2004 - did it reverse the facial paralysis ?
I'm thinking if so, you probably don't need a weight anymore.
I was told if the facial paralysis ever goes away, I wouldn't need the weight.
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.