another surgery question


Posted by r coutant (R COUTANT,r coutant), Dec 18,2001,13:51   Archive
how bad is the post-op healing process for a
limited myectomy?

thanks virginia for responding & telling me
about your surgery.

rhonda whose 100 units isn't working hardly at all.
this is very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rhonda coutant




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Re: another surgery question

Re : another surgery question --- r coutant
Posted by Carol Brown , Dec 18,2001,14:03 Top of Thread Archive
It wasn't bad at all for me Rhonda. My surgery was done in two stages - one eye at a time. Had a patch on the eye for a couple of days. No pain at all to speak of. The only problem I had is that I love sleeping on my stomach and I had to learn to sleep on my back. If you are thinking of having this done, be patient with it. I expected instant miracles and was disappointed when I didn't get it. The doc kept telling me it would take time for everything to settle in and heal and he was right.

Carol Brown, Naselle, WA beb/meige




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Posted by Virginia , Dec 18,2001,15:17 Top of Thread Archive
I found it easy going, too. I had both eyes done at the same time. I stuck close to home and kept ice first, then warm compresses on my eyes the first couple of weeks. I was back driving soon. Bruising and swelling were minimal. It will vary depending on how extensive the surgery is. Shirley posted several reports and pictures of her post-op back in (I think) April. You might be able to find those in back pages or archives.

My biggest problem was some blurriness that persisted after the surgery. I had thought that it was the ointment, but discovered that my eyes were drying out worse after the myectomy than before. This was caused by my right eye not closing completely after surgery (according to posts here, this is not uncommon). I have since been sleeping with my eyes covered to prevent drying and have had no more problems with blurriness.

Virginia in AL




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