Day 2

The second day after surgery has been a lot better than the first. Yesterday I tried to get by just wearing my glasses, but toward the end of the day I went back to wearing the metal shield. What a big difference! It blocked most of the light and made my eye a lot more comfortable.  I also started instilling my steroid drops (Prednisolone Acetate) first, since it tended to burn a little. When I instilled the Vigamox drops, they would take away some of the burning. I continued wearing the shield and my eye feels a lot better.

I still spent most of the day resting and relaxing my eye. I was also able to spend a little bit of time on the computer checking e-mail and writing this blog. I will be off work for two weeks, and seeing how I feel after using the computer in 30-minute intervals I know that I’ll need those full two weeks. I’m a web developer, so I need my eyes!

Things are feeling a lot better today, but I’m still waiting for the eyelid swelling to go down. Thanks to all of my friends and family who continue to call. I even got a fruit basket from work!

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I am a cancer survivor and 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate. I reside in Southfield, Michigan with my wife and two kids.

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