|Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA ® , May 25,2001,13:46
Now,What everybody wants to know- NO, it did not hurt anymore than normal. There were no injections near the surgery sites or in my upper lids as the muscle had been removed. The muscle will not grow back so it will not spasm there. Nerves will grow back but not the muscle.
One injection did smart on my cheek but that was because I started laughing when he injected me and that would be Virginias' fault. I was telling him that her doctor used 32 gauge Teflon coated needles. And his reply was "that would take all the fun out of it since you wouldn't even be able to feel the injections". I love a doctor with a sense of humor. Anyway, mustn't laugh when getting an injection in your upper cheek. So, thanks, Virginia.
All went well and I'm already not having as much squeezing in my lower lids. My brain is still telling my eyes to close, though. So, at 5 weeks post-op, I do still have an apraxia problem.
Shirley in AR.
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Re: First injections after upper myectomy
Now Shirley, don't blame me - that's what you get for talking when he's trying to give you the injections.
Re : First injections after upper myectomy --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA Posted by Virginia ® , May 25,2001,17:44 Top of Thread Archive
I'm glad you feel things went well and that you can already tell that the botox is working in your lower lids.
I sometimes have that "pulling down feeling" in my forehead, too. I do get botox in my forehead between my eyebrows, but that's not where I feel the pulling. I'm going to ask the doctor about that. I guess he could give me botox up above where the muscles were removed - there's obviously some muscle left up there to do the pulling. It's above and about a half inch back from the inside edge of my eyebrows. I don't want to have to worry about ptosis again, so I may just have to live with it.
Virginia in AL, figured I'd better get that in while I was still around to defend myself.
--modified by Virginia at Fri, May 25, 2001, 17:46:59
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