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Going for consultation at 6.30pm today for my...

Going for consultation at 6.30pm today for my consultation for eyelid surgery!! finally plucked up the courage to get it done, going to opt for getting it done awake with local anaesthetic.... (nervous)!!!!!!!
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

Here's my eyelids before they get the chop!! :)
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..... :/

11.36am and I have to be at hospital at 3.00pm arrrgggghhhhhhhh!!!
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!!! :)

Easy peasy!!
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

Morning 1 26/04/2014 Day after op!!! :)

Day 1 after Op --------------Saturday 26th april 2014 :)

This is the 3rd time I've tried to write my post and laptop keeps crashing!!! arghhhhhh
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

My Vitamins etc...

eye ointment

Pea size amount to be put in to lower lid morning and night this makes it Very blurry until it dissolves, surgeon put first lot in after op, im going to attempt it in a minute!! lol x

ointment selfie!!!

still day 1 evening... (sat 26thApril)

First day after surgery and I've slept most of it away... my wee body must be trying to use all energy to sort theses eyes out...
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)

I think ive make a mistake with the way ive wrote day 1, day 2 etc.. and I cant edit my posts....
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

Its 3 oclock in the day time and my eyes are better than this morning!! So I think I have peaked with the swelling/bruising!!

Day 3, Monday 28th April

Fell asleep at 9 oclock last night just with my normal 2 pillows, expected to be all swollen when I looked in mirror as I didnt sleep upright but I am fine!! :)

early compare picture

Just a wee pic to compare x

Day 4, Morning!!

washed hair this morning! only so many half showers I can take!! feel so much better, hairs all washed and blow dried!! :)
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

Due to going in a shower and washing my hair I got the tape wet this morning, and a section has fell off... called hospital to see if I need it replaced and they said it should be fine as its been 4 days since op.
If it was 2 days they would of replaced it.

Day 5

More tape fell off in shower...
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!! :)

wee pic progress. .......

Day 7, Stitches out !!!

Got stitches out at 9 this morning, bit of a weird feeling as it was only one long stitch in each lid!
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

Day 8

So my wee one wants to go into town for a video game so im putting makeup on so I look presentable! !
Weird to put liner on without it smudging on my upper lids!! :)))) really happy x

1 month after procedure

Still happy and glad I had this op, only one little bit thats annoying me, on the nose side of my right eye the scar sits a bit weird, ive been told to massage it firmly up the way to help it soften and not be so tight... its not worrying me though as im sure surgeon will fix it if its really annoying me at 3mth check up.


Just a little update with pics x?
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

No more puffy eyes in morning!
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

3mth and 3days after surgery

They little webbed scars in inner side of eyes are looking alot better so im not going to need revision surgery on them!!
I will post pic in a min once I take a few x
:)) best/easiest op ever!!
Dr Margaret Strick

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

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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