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Slow Recovery

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

My recovery from double eyelid surgery is not going's Day 4, and my eyelid is still bruised red, and extremely swollen. The area around my eye turned yellow too. The most disturbing aspect is that while my vision is fine, I am now unable to open my eye fully. :'( If this turns out to be a permanent thing, my life will be over! I'm beginning to think that I made a huge mistake getting this plastic surgery. :( I hate to say it, but I might have to sue my plastic surgeon if I'll never be able to open my eye completely again. I did call him over the weekend about it, and he said that it's probably because my eye is still so swollen, so I'm hoping, and praying that he's right about that.

I was planning on going back to work next week, but my eye still looks terrible, and is healing very slowly (or not at all?). Physically, I'm fine, but my eye looks so awful that I know people at work will notice it. I will see how my eye looks at the end of the week before I decide if I need to take another week off.

I've been watching YouTube videos of other women that had this procedure done, and they healed beautifully within a week! :( I don't know why my recovery is so slow! Oh well.

I now have free trials of both Apple Music and Spotify, and I have found that both services have glitches, so I am thinking of getting rid of both of them before my free trials end.

It's been really boring, and depressing staying home this week. In a way, it's ironic, because I thought that I would love the extra week off, but I find myself looking in the mirror every 30 minutes, and wishing it were Friday already, because that's when I get my stitches out; I heard that your eyelid heals more quickly once they are out.
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    51 days ago
    Can you apply an ice pack to your eye or has the doctor told you not to? What about an herbal cream to the skin around your eye like arnica? Cold used wrung out tea bags on your eyelids that have been chilled in a plastic baggy in the refrigerator? This article seems helpful:
    51 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2019 12:26:17 AM
    it will happen as it should all things take time
    if you told your coworkers what you were doing they would expect to see some healing go back to work it will be fine
    51 days ago
    How frustrating! I hope that things will progress much better once you have the stitches removed.

    Sending prayers for swift healing your way!
    51 days ago
    Sorry your recuperation isn't going as you expected it to. But prayers that the swelling will go down. It's not unusual to have discoloration around the eyes for up to 2 weeks. And with your color turning to yellow that sounds like the bruising is healing to me. Anyhow, glad you called your plastic surgeon.

    Did s/he give you any pointers about how to reduce the swelling?

    HUGS and good luck.
    51 days ago
    And I hope you can open your eyes!
    51 days ago
    I'm sorry and I hope you can open you
    51 days ago
    I'm sorry your recovery is going slower than expected.
    Keep the faith, give yourself time to heal.
    Chances are everything is going to turn out just fine.
    Hang in there!

    51 days ago
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