Hi eye AN'ers,
I'm over 2 months post op, you think I'd be getting used to the eye problems and how to deal with them by now. My eye didn't blink post op. My facial weakness is getting better (mostly around my mouth). It feels like my eye is trying to blink; it's just not closing all the way. Since it's working at blinking, my other one (the good eye) seems to be working harder (does that make sense?) and it just feels so tired all the time. If people look at me, they think my 'good eye' is my AN eye because it just kind of sits there wide open, while the good eye is more 'squinty' and looks worse.
Since surgery, my doc didnt' give me a lot of specific instructions because he thought that it'll just get better (and it is, and I'm glad). However, I don't know if it's just been because it's been 10 weeks or so now or what, but my good eye is just so tired. I used drops at first, then went to ointment in my AN eye. Vision is blurry, but the eye feels good, normally the bluriness gets better so that I can drive and carry on with other tasks. It seems to stay closed at night (I put ointment in and close it and it stays that way). If I go outside to run, I glob up with the ointment and put on wrap around glasses; that works fine.
Do you think I should be wearing a patch, at least some of the time? Would that strengthen my good eye? Is there a difference between wearing a patch and taping it shut? Do people drive while they're wearing a patch (since you lose some depth perception)?
Next week I'm going up to Boston (AN luncheon; hubby and friend in marathon). I'll be travelling by myself, renting a car and driving around my myself (yikes!). I'll look forward to input from you all so that I'll feel a bit more comfortable (literally) with my eye.
I don't think I need a weight in my eye (can't think another surgery right now), but also because I seem to be improving. I know these things all take time, and that's fine. I just feel like I'm not doing enough and may be hurting my good eye in the meantime.