Limited Myectomy


Posted by Joann Humphrey , Jan 26,2002,18:44   Archive
Had my surgery Jan. 15 & 17th. Glad I did it on different days so I was never completely blind. My husband was with me & he got me out every day for short walk & lunch. Didn't really get to see the beautiful mts. around Salt Lake City till after the 2nd bandage was off.
Dr. A. was wonderful. Got to see him the 22nd as we didn't fly out till that afternoon. I'm to us eye drops every 2 hrs during the day for a month, & ointment 4 times a day on the incisions during the day, & be generous with the ointment in each eye at night. Had double vision with one eye & he said it was because the eye was too dry. Also he said to kind of massage the eyelid downward beginning about 5 days after the operation. And I'm to use warm/hot packs occassionally during the day, I guess as long as I like. It does feel good. I'm tender & numb from eyes to hairline. He wouldn't say how long that would last, saying everyone is different. Anyway I can keep my eyes open much better. I get tired & rest often, same as after any surgery I would imagine. While each eye was patched the upper lid was stitched to the lower lid, & I kept icepacks on the eyes most of the time. My eye lids are still swollen & eye area is many different colors.
Joann who is pleased so far.

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Posted by kathy , Jan 27,2002,03:31 Top of Thread Archive
it's very nice and comforting to know that you are doing well so far and had an okay experience. i keep thinking about his hydroeye supplement that was specifically formulated for dryeyes and after surgery. of course i haven't done anything about it yet. but it seems to me that this could eliminate a lot of the need for these ointments and eyedrops?



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Posted by Judith Donel , Jan 28,2002,11:16 Top of Thread Archive
Hi, this is my first time to respond to BB. I have had beb for 6 yrs now. In your response to "limited myectomy" you mentioned Hydroeye, can you clue me in on this. I have dry eye pretty bad. My lower tearducts have been cauterized and that helped for a time. I had plugs put in the upper ones about two months ago and that has helped tremendously, but my eyes seem to burn all the time, or at least most of the time, which makes the spasms worse. I get my injections about every three months. (60 units) I use eyedrops all of the time. Is this sensitive eye problem common with you. My doctor said it is the combination of the BEB and Botox.

Judy from Ohio




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Jan 28,2002,19:48 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Judy,

Welcome to the BB. Hope you will drop in often. My eyes frequently burn also ... I've had no surgeries and have 100 units of Botox every
eight weeks. I'm not sure what causes the burning, but sometimes it is from intensity of light. Are you photosensitive?

Please tell us as much about yourself as you care to share. We have a good time here, as well as share information, frustrations, and even some successes.

Sally in North Idaho where the moon is so beautiful tonight, high in a cold sky, dancing in and out behind clouds. I could look at it forever, and that light does not hurt!




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 29,2002,07:11 Top of Thread Archive
Welcome to the bulletin board Judy. I have never used Hydroeye so can't tell you anything about it. I do use non-preservative-free drops and nightime creams (covered up with eye blinds) though 365 days/year, as my eyes get very dry - they mostly burn for about 2 months after the botox injections which last me between 4-5 months. I get 90 units of botox each time now and I really can't remember if its th beb or th botox that causes all the sensitivity - your doctor might well be correct in saying that its a combination of both of these elements. I've had beb/meige for over 6 years. Keep in touch.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Virginia , Jan 29,2002,08:47 Top of Thread Archive
Below is a link to a press release by the manufacturer of HydroEye. (You will have to have Acrobat Reader to access it.) It is a nutritional supplement that is supposed to help dry eyes. Dee Linde is trying it and, we hope, will let us know her experience with it. Others of us have tried Moistur-Eyes, a different supplement, with varying results.

Virginia in balmy Alabama Related link: http://www.sciencebasedhealth.com/sbh/PDF/PressRelease/HydroEye_Study_Release_1-22-02.pdf




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 27,2002,07:30 Top of Thread Archive
Dear Joann, so glad you posted after your surgery I was wondering how you were doing. Now that it is behind you, you can just try and pamper yourself, do everything Dr.A. said you were todo and rest up as much as possible. Take care and post more whenever you can.

June in Toronto (beb/meige) where its to be 11degC today - so mild its ridiculous!




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Posted by Carol Brown , Jan 27,2002,12:34 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Joann

Sounds like your surgery went well and will prove to be a good thing. I had the same surgery in 1998. Yes, you will turn many different colors before you're through. With me, the bruizing went down my cheeks. This is normal, however. Just remember to be patient with this. It takes a little while for things to settle down. I expected miracles right from the start but then realized it wasn't going to happen. Good luck to you.

Carol Brown, Naselle, WA




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jan 28,2002,11:32 Top of Thread Archive
Glad to see you back posting Joann. Keep those warm paks going. They help with the healing process. I still use ointment around my eye area as it frequently feels tight and dry. The numbness will stay for awhile. Everyone is a little different. I'm 9 months post-op and there still is a little numbness in my forehead. It is gradually going away. Hope that your double vision goes away quickly. I did not have that problem, thank goodness. Mine biggest post-op symptoms or complaint was the excessive tearing and itching.

Be sure and keep us updated on your progress.

Shirley




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Posted by Virginia , Jan 28,2002,16:23 Top of Thread Archive
Glad to see you are back with us again. You do have to watch out for dry eyes - I had a problem with that, too, only it was causing blurriness, rather than double vision. I still use warm packs on my eyes - it does feel good. Your forehead may take a long time to feel normal - mine still doesn't, but not really numb either. Take care of yourself and keep us updated.

Virginia in AL




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