I’m converted…..

I never thought I’d be conceding this, but I’m beginning to believe that my eye issues *are* a result of hard blinking. Went for my eye exam this morning and was assured by the surgeon that in the thousands of eye patients he has seen, he has never seen what has happened with my eyes. It looks like the danger of those nasty epithelial cells moving up and under by flap has diminished drastically, HOWEVER, it appears as if my flap has smooshed up a little more. We’re talking like less than a millimeter, but it’s still a concern, and I’m back to weekly to bi-monthly visits. Being crinkled a little on the edge makes an uneven or slightly raised surface, so it’s possible that as I blink over time it’s slowly pushing it up. So, he’ll keep an eye on it, I’ll try not to blink so hard (smile), and pray that it doesn’t move anymore. I know I’ve said it before, but I do NOT want to have the flap lifted and re-smoothed. Not only am I terrified of it, but it increases my risk of epithelial ingrowth the second time around by 25%. Both doctors, by the way, are amazed that the cells didn’t move up under my flap. As one put it, “the Heaven’s opened and the angels sang” and those cells stopped moving. Call it divine intervention or just plain luck, but I’m thankful.

And, the oral surgeon doesn’t think it’s necessary to do a biospy. Music to my ears. WHEW!


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    Shannon says

    I am a firm believer that there is NO such thing as luck. You’re just a really special gal – in so many ways:) So glad that there is no need for a biopsy. What a relief!

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    Laurie says

    Glad to hear no biopsy. And I will keep my fingers crossed about your eyes. How grateful I am for good vision.

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    Stephanie says

    Great news from the oral surgeon! Thanks for all of your comments on my blog! I’m not so clever or creative – I loved your description so much it gave me inspiration. Our whole family has always joked about our zoo, and our friends joke that they’ll have to start paying admission to visit….so the title was a no-brainer for me! LOVE your posts and always look forward to reading them.

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    The Pruetz Family says

    Oh my word, Angie. Seriously — could you just have one normal medical condition? I’m not asking for you to have zero conditions, just have a normal condition. 🙂

    I’m glad all is well from the oral surgeon. Here’s to hoping for a good outcome on the eyes. Hang in there!

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    Kristin says

    glad to hear the good news from the oral surgeon. sorry about the eyes. You could write a soap opera around this issue!

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    AZ says

    What a relief about the biopsy, but what a bummer about your eyes! I can’t believe there is such a thing as blinking too hard!!!!!

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    Debra says

    Not luck!! You have a lot of people praying for you.

    I am so happy to hear you will not need a biopsy!!!

    I am guessing anymore elective surgeries are out for you? hehe

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