My surgery was scheduled for 1:45, so no eating or drinking before the procedure. It was the day before Thanksgiving, so I got up early baked the turkey and pies. After slicing the turkey and putting it in the fridge until tomorrow, I went to the surgery center. The surgery before me ran several hours longer than expected, and it seemed like no matter which channel I watched in pre-op displayed delicious food. The hardest part was to quelch my hunger! It did pass, and I went in to surgery around 5:45. I awoke with an eye mask packed with ice, and soon I was home. I wasn't hungry and went to bed.
I normally sleep on my stomach, so sleeping was a challenge. The next day wasn't bad. Swelling had not peaked, and I had no issues finishing the thanksgiving cooking. I wore sunglasses to cover the bruising and swelling. The swelling peaked on the third day. The pain was minimal. Sleeping continued to be difficult, and I had blurry vision during times. It felt as if something was poking at my right eye. The eyelids felt tight and itchy, but I would describe it as mild discomfort. Around the fifth day, the bruising was bad and the swelling made me look like I had been in a bad fight. I was starting to doubt my decision. What if it didn't improve? I looked worse than before I had the surgery. I am happy to say that I had the stitches out this morning, and I am more than happy with the results. I still have a ways to go, but I can see improvement and can envision how they will look a month from now. I still have some swelling, but the natural shape of my eyes are no longer hidden by the extra skin.