This morning I had my first follow-up visit with Dr. Buckingham, who performed my eyelid surgery. She removed the stitches and was pleased with the healing progress. She said that the bruising should be completely gone within a couple more weeks. She was surprised that the anesthesia had caused nausea, since it was about the lightest dose that could be given. She wants to see me again in a month, so I made an appointment for Friday, August 3.
While I was there, I had one of my more severe episodes of itching and burning (caused by arnica). She recommended that I take Benadryl or Zyrtec once a day for it. I certainly hope that it will do the trick. The episodes last 20-25 minutes and then my skin turns back to white.