Everyone who talked about their chalazion removal told me how simple it was. You go in and get it removed, no one mentioned a difficult recovery. I suppose the procedure was simple, however I am still unable to open my right eye without discomfort. It constantly feels as if something is in my eye.
When I called and expressed my concern about this condition, one which consumed an entire day of my life either being so uncomfortable that I couldn’t keep my eye open, or I was lying on the couch with an ice pack on my eye, I was told that it was normal and would go away when the swelling subsided. Either they were wrong, or as of 8:00am this morning the swelling has not subsided.
I will apply an ice pack again this morning, but if I can’t open my eye without discomfort, the way I could yesterday before the procedure, then I will be back in their office to have it looked at. I literally cannot live with my eye feeling this way. I wish someone had identified the chalazion much earlier so I could have had it removed sooner. Though it was on my eyelid since March, my primary care physician didn’t explain what it was and that it was a “routine” procedure to remove; the first time I heard this was from my optometrist in December.
2017, you are not starting off very well for me…