All Over But The Cryin'

Last modified on September 24th, 2008

Just got back from my appointment this morning. Some lady spent 20 minutes giving me impromtu eye tests, and measuring my face and eye positions. There’s one tool they use to measure eye displacement which is actually slightly painful because they force it to sit on the edge of your eye socket and press it there. Unfortunately, my left orbital bone is slightly out of place so it’s hard to get an accurate measurement using that device.

Anyways, once I finally talked to the surgeon, he basically indicated that another surgery at this stage is probably too risky. He said even though the end result isn’t completely ideal, given the magnitude of the original injury, he thinks the end result is fairly successful. There are small cosmetic revisions they can make if I want, but I really don’t think I want to go down that route.

So that’s it I guess. Not sure if I’m relieved or disappointment. I’m just kind of numb to it all at this stage. But at least there are no more surgeries on the horizon.

5 responses to “All Over But The Cryin'”

  1. Amanda says:

    I know it isn’t a perfect result but it is one you can live with. You are still alive!!! Which could be different based on the magnatude of the original injury. You also can see. You could have been blind immediately. I know right now your emotions are probably high and I understand the confusing. But I am thankful everyday that you are still here on earth and could walk, see, smell, and enjoy the great year we have had.
    Love you brother… do all the Finnigans

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  3. Lyndsey says:

    *Hug* indeed!!! No big surgery to think about, less stress, hopefully more restful nights!?

    And Amanda is very right…It could have been much worse, you could have lost your sight all together or even your life. You are a very lucky guy considering, I guess we always have to be thankful for the little things. I know you value those things;)and your family and friends are ever so greatful that they can enjoy your presence too…

    I feel like a ‘repeat’ but i think Amanda the words right out of my mouth, my thoughts exactly. One day at a time right?

  4. Aaron says:

    I feel your pain. i have been following your story ever since i had a very similar experience happen to me in Dallas on January 25, 2008. health wise from what i read, we are in the same boat and it hurts. would like to discuss deeper in the near future.


  5. Vladimir says:

    Hi Duane, I too had a zygomatic fracture, during my martial arts training, and I definitely can relate to the pain, wish you best in getting over it.

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