I'm not sure when I'll be back on DPSubmitted by The Granger on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:43
Just wanted to let my friends here know that I'm going to have surgery today.
The reason is because when I was a surfer, I used to repair boards. I've always worn glasses and thought they would serve as enough protection when I did did a quick fix, sanding resin to the fiberglass to repair a small ding.
Prior to my pending surgery today, I had 5 areas of my sinus removed, pterigiums removed (like a cateract, but on the whites of the eyes, very painful), all for not wearing saftey glasses and mask.
Now I am having lid surgery because the fiberglass creates cysts inside my lids that grow to the size of a large marble. They make my eyes look like someone hit me with a brick.. when the cyst breaks, I weep puss for days.
For years now, I've gone to an eye surgeon who removes them when they start, and he and my GP recommended I get this surgery to remove the scaring and lumps that remain. It is cosmetic, so there is no insurance to cover the cost.. it's all out of pocket.. nearly $7K.
My hope is that I will end these outbreaks and improve my vison.
I also hope anyone here who thinks they can skip the saftey googles and mask will reconsider.
The pre-op news says that I will be wearing bandages on my eyes for 5 days. Look ofrwards to seeing you all again next week.
I love you and miss you all.