Going for consultation at 6.30pm today for my...
cost 1000 getting it done this way and 120 for consultation rather than 2500 with a general anaesthetic.. so im going to be brave and think of nice things while she cuts my lids!! hahaha :/
hopefully I can have a tablet to calm me before surgery!
Before Picures of my Eyelids before surgery
need to get rid of them before im going to have to use matchsticks to keep my eyes open... :)
not one person I've told thinks I should get this done but its for me not for anyone else!! im to young to have droopy eyes yet!! hahahaha x
im not going to grow old gracefully so there!!! :)
try this folks.... hahahaha
not long now..... :/
getting nervous now!! I have been told to take my 'happy' tablets (temazapam 10mg x 3) at 2 so im all chilled for going in!!
to be honest im not to panicky, im only scared of the local anaesthetic injections into my lids, once there done im sure I will be fine!!
I've been told I get one long stitch in each eyelid which im pleased at as it will be easier to remove rather than loads of individual stitches, they have to be in for a week so I will pop back next Friday to have them removed.
all done!!! :)
All that nervousness for nothing!!
Took my 3 tablets half hour before I went to hospital and I walked in there with not a care in the world!!
Nurses were lovely, ghey offered me tunes on so on went the 80s music! And my blood pressure got taken then I got popped up on to the bed with a blanket over me... they put a wee monitor thing on my finger to check my pulse or something too.
The nurse offered her hand as the locals started to go in.... I was told at consultation it would only be one injection in each eyelid but I counted "8" in each eyelid!!! Ofttttttt but honestly they weren't too bad just squeeze a nurses hand and its fine!!!
then the surgeon started, I cojld roughly guess what she was doing but it wasnt unplesent at all. And it seemed to take alot less time maybe as we were talkibg through it about random stuff!
Before I knew it she was stitching the second lid then putting this antibiotic cream in my eye which is weird as once you blink its all over your eye and you cant see a thing!! Lol cold cotton pads are taped on your eyes, then on to a wheel chair and pushed through to a bedroom for 2 hrs to watch for bleeding then you can go!! :)
Once home, shredded chicken chips n rice ordered from chinese, bit of telly then bed!! Im knackered its took alot out me slept fine till now.. 2.14am..... im away back to sleep, I hope this all made sense as im sleepy!! :)))) x
Day 1 after Op --------------Saturday 26th april 2014 :)
woke up to find a nice circle of blood on my new V shaped pillow which im annoyed about!! means I have to put a washing on!! was planning a do nothing day!! oh well....
didn't sleep to well as its really hard and not normal to sleep sitting up but the pillow kinda helped, I did wake to find I had snuggled down and was on my side, think this is how I bled on my pillow.
bit nippy on right eye when I blink but I think its a bit of hardened blood catching on incision or something, cant look up as tape is in the way preventing me from looking up, so I need to tilt my head to look at things high up! hahaha
still day 1 evening... (sat 26thApril)
Still really tired and its 7.48pm oh well back to bed, oh I'm already in bed!!! Ha sleepy time again!! Hopefully eyes are a bit less swollen tomo!! X
Day 2 Morning (27th April)
Friday was the day of surgery
Saturday I wrote as day 1
Sunday im saying is day 2 not sure if I should of said that was day 3?????? anyhow...........
look pretty much the same accept there's a bit of swelling under my eyes now, still no pain or itching, I just feel back to normal until I look in the mirror and notice I look like I've been on a date with Freddy Krueger!! :)
yesterday I was super tired was in bed practically all day!! gonna be demented today as im not so tired and I cant go out.. last thing I want it neighbours etc gossiping !!lol xxx
tidy house day I think x
Day 2 afternoon
Day 3, Monday 28th April
Day 4, Morning!!
tape is hanging off in places so I keeked under it and scar seems great!! just a line, doesn't even look pink!! think it because of the internal single stitch in each lid that will help that!?!? :)
worst bit of this is not being able to go shopping!!! aaAAAARRGGGggHHhhhhh!!!! x
sorry if this is getting boring all these pics!!!
ooops...... some tape fell off.... Day 4
If it was 2 days they would of replaced it.
Dont think I will wash my hair again untill stitches are out as I dont want to wet them and I need to keep the tape at corners of my eyes as they hold down each end of the stitches!!!
2 more sleeps till they are removed anyway!! :)
Day 7, Stitches out !!!
The right one was a bit more nippy than the left!! The right felt like getting eyebrows threaded... that the only way I can describe it!!
Other one I didn't feel a thing!!
Just a little bruising to go now, I really think my Arnica etc has helped and even nurse says im healing great! Xx
Weird to put liner on without it smudging on my upper lids!! :)))) really happy x
1 month after procedure
Lids still feel a bit weird when I raise my eyebrows, and they feel a bit small when I wake, but this prob is the muscle scars internally as I had the muscle underneath trimmed too and supposidly that takes longer to heal than the outer skin scar!! :)
update as requested by liltwister :)) x
Only moan is that little scar on right eye... not sure if it needs revision surgery or will that worsen it ???
Massage with face cream to soften, hope it gets better its self xx
Margaret Strick is a really nice woman EASY to talk too, she put me at ease knowing how scared I was about the injections. I Was REALLY nervous getting this done awake, but it was so easy and the injections aren't as painfull as I was expecting. All the horror stories I've read about excruciating injections were not true in my opinion and as for reading about hearing the cutting and smelling the cauterising machine thing burning the blood vessels was not the case!! You feel little bits but no pain or anything yucky... so if I found out I needed to do it again I wouldn't waste my days being stressed about it. £980 under local with 3 x 10mg Tamazapam= EASY OR £2500 under General anaesthetic???? I definitely know which was best for me!!!! Xxx