Thank you, Gatorygirly and Kimberly!
Yes, I had my eyelid retraction correction surgery done yesterday.
It wasn't a big surgery; i think the surgery itself lasted maybe 30 mins?
I felt a bit dizzy after it was done and a minor pain when I got home; other than that, it was alright.
Since yesterday, I look as if I were beaten up. I've been putting ice pack around my left eye every hour. It looks a little better than last night, and I look forward to looking like a normal myself soon.
The eyelid area is swollen from the surgery, which I hope, will sink down, too.
My left eye now looks like a sleepy eye, completely the opposite of pre-operation where it looked like I was staring at something.
I'm so glad my doctor gave me 2 weeks to recover, cause with one purple eye like that, I would have felt uncomfortable going to work.
Gatorgirly, yes, at least the HR has been helpful regarding my medical leave. I submitted my med certificate directly to HR, and bypassed my boss. Although she knows all med documents are highly confidential, she cannot keep it private and she would share her employees' medical info with her colleagues. I was so relieved that the HR told her, that they would be the only ones who will receive my med documents.
I have a follow-up with my doctor next Thursday, and in the meantime, the nurse told me no gym, no violent activities (It's too funny he used the word “violent”), and no water around the left eye area. He told me, if I don't feel comfortable, it would be safe to just go into a hair salon and ask them to wash my hair. He was probably the nicest nurse i've met so far, very very patient-oriented & accommodating, which made my operation process very pleasant. It makes a huge difference, especially when you are going for an operation. Overall, the clinic members were very nice, so I'm going to bring them a box of chocolates for being such a wonderful people.
One of the place where I went for a job interview called me today (thank got they didn't call me yesterday!), for a reference check. I gave them 2 references, but not my current boss.
Alright, I'm back to ice pack massage now.
Thank you again for your support, and I will keep you posted!!