so guys just an update on my situation. i emailed nara about my eyes not being able to shut fully after surgery. same thing now and i'm 10 days post op. asked if he removed too much skin. he seemed rather offended saying he is a qualified plastic surgeon i did not remove too much skin and not to worry about my eyes not shutting now since its still swollen. now i just sent him another email about asymmetry with the epi.
Thanks for updating
I can safely tell you that most doctors react that way, even the best ones. Its a reflex they have to protect their practices.
i went and got a second opinion from an opthamologist aka oculoplastic surgeon today introduced by jamie82 cos of my watery eyes. i was also concerned about the major assymetry in nara's epi and i've noticed it even while the stitches were on. it seems as though the stiches were closer to my eye on the right as compared to the left. i put it off to swelling at first but realised that it's pretty major.
watery eyes was due to blocked tear ducts. i had a major infection going on with the wounds and i suppose i'm not surprised seeing i was sweating due to heat from surgery, perfect breeding temp for bacteria. he tried flushing my tear ducts i still got 1 blocked tear duct in each eye (i think theres 2 in 1 eye?). the doc was passionately peeved about the results of my surgery. long story short i told him what nara said and he said we'll give him the benefit of the doubt since you're 10 days post op. gave me anti-biotics and eyedrops and also danzen tabs to clear pus. i have to do deep massage inner corner of my eye area to try and clear out the other 2 ducts. doc didn't flush i was in that much pain and he couldnt get the wire through.
Glad you saw him. Did he identify other problems apart from the blocked ducts?
that many complications from this surgery made me wonder why i did it there. i mean is it just my luck? everyone seems happy with their results and the doc said i'm such a forgiving patient? i should be furious? hmm.. now him saying that makes me worry. my epi asymmetry he told me all oculoplastic surgeons in singapore would avoid it to death due to major scarring. he told me he would try and fix it for me but he's going on annual leave this friday and i leave singapore back overseas for work by the time he's back i'll be gone. i'll have to live with this for awhile. dying of regret now. i have to tape my eyelids shit too. god be with me.
We do reserve a degree of reverence for doctors in this part of the world which I think isn't entirely good. Our laws really over protect doctors here. Having said that, Doctors are human as well so what's done is done get angry with them also no use.
Maybe you can take more leave etc to get more healing done?
Also, I think it would be good to get more homework done on this before you meet up with Dr. Chuah again (that is what questions to ask etc). This time you'd have to be very very specific and try as hard as it sounds to shake away the fear that you have to broach research on this topic. Any doctor, however good they are still have that "salesman" part of them which may not always be in the best interests of patients, I think the burden is on us these days to educate ourselves on the possible outcomes - then whatever the doc says eventually you can corroborate with what you've read and make the final decision.
I really hope you get better w/o needing revision, I'm not good at saying stuff to console sometimes but I'd like to give you a big big hug.