(This #Blog was started August 18, 2016… naturally I stopped writing because I couldn’t see..so I’m posting it with my update! I kept any mistakes in grammar and spelling, as is…)
….Eyes dilated!! Beware… No clue if any of this will be in correct spelling, grammar or punctuation. So, as I’ve talked briefly before about, I have Graves Disease, otherwise known as Eye Thyroid Disease.
So they measures. They poked. The prodded. They measured again. The eye dropped for pressure. Drops for dilation. And now I’m waiting to see my team.
Hopefully… There will be a treatmebt/surgicaln plan mentioned..
Eating my protein bar and thinking about tonights Big Brother eviction… Is it? Could it? Please got let Paulie .
****** And so that’s where it ended..
And my update today begins…. ******
It took over an hour to get my eyes straight from being dilated and pressure drops and they hurt until the next morning from just about everything from that appointment, but I’m #eternallygrateful for #ucsd and #shileyeyeinstitute and all the doctor, nurses, specialist, staff and everyone. I cannot thank y’all enough!
They ended up taking more photos, measurements and all sorts of stuff for over an hour.
Treatment plan is that I’m going in for another #CTscan then returning in October to make sure my measurements, etc., haven’t changed.
I realize that makes no sense so please partake of this: Graves Disease – Shiley Eye Institute
So looks like I’m going to be going into surgery this winter for the 1st of 4 or more facial and eye surgeries to move my “#bugeye” back.
Circa 2002 and before…
And in more recent years, the decline and beginning stages of Graves Disease
(I’ll add captions with dates for progression of disease when I’m more awake!)
Apparently, because of my #ESLF status and my bleeding issues, Drs. Kikkawa, Granet, and Shaw are thinking of working on one side of my face first.
I’m riveted to see how that’s gonna look! I certainly hope not like this:
Good news… those #wrinkles will be a thing of the past as one of the final surgeries will be a face lift, so to speak. #thereisagod #plasticsurgeryisquicker #yesplease
I have alot of stuff going on I need to blog about so I’ll really work hard to focus and blast some out here as quickly as I can.