Thursday, March 05, 2009

Cosmetic surgery for me?

Well, now that I've broken the surgery seal (well, give or take a week, hahaha), I've just set in motion the wheels for having myself a little cosmetic surgery...

GASP!

Yes, I hear you all spitting your coffees at your computer (have you considered a rubber keypad cover for that?)...

No, I haven't lost my mind, hahaha...

I'm not having any kind of lipo or lift or tuck... Rather, I'm planning on having the muscles on my left eye shortened. You see, being completely blind in that eye, it doesn't function autonomously, and over the years - mostly the last five years - the muscles closer to my nose have lost condition causing my left eye to drift slightly outward...

I've mentioned this to a number of friends and family, andout of kindness they've said they never noticed or that it's not noticeable. However, just recently, a few strangers have thought I was talking to them, or that I wasn't (when I was) because it looked like I was looking in a different direction to what I actually was.

Also, it's quite noticeable in photos, in fact, my eye is actually LOOKING blind of late...

So, when I took Erik to our optometrist this morning, I asked if anything could be done and Petra said she could refer me to this excellent doctor who could assess me for possible surgery. He'd have to be sure the muscle wouldcontinue to stretch etc. She thought it could possibly be done publicly, or for a reasonably inexpensive price, privately... So, I'm off to see Petra in three weeks time for acheck up anda referral...

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