Monday, August 10, 2009

My Moms Ok!!!!

Yahoo!
As you may recall , I mentioned that I was going to spend the weekend with my mom and she was going in for eye surgery on Monday. They said the surgery would only be around an hour or so and we could go home shortly thereafter.
She came through it well, but the meds are starting to wear off so she is hurting a bit, but she looks totally different! She wanted me to photo document it, but I can't post the pictures from her computer, so I won't be able to post them until Thursday.

What did she have done you may be asking. Well, all her life she has had a bit of extra skin over her eyelids. Growing up she was unable to ever wear eye makeup due to the fact that you wouldn't be able to ever see it! So basically she had an eye lift? but due to it being deemed medically necessary her insurance paid 100 percent ( always a good thing:))

Chris dropped us off here Saturday after he got off work, and yesterday we went to my aunts house where Nicole and I went swimming. I hadn't been in a pool since last summer so it was a treat for me. Needless to say I was a bit stiff this morning, but not too bad.

The doctor said by this Wednesday my mom will look like she went a few rounds with Mike Tyson and lost. Right now her eyes are starting to purple up a bit, but you can see her eyeballs, which is totally amazing! I've taken the before pictures and right after - so you will be able tosee the difference.

More good news was received yesterday - remember my little fundraising button on my upper left sidebar? the one for organ donation being led by friend Hallie? Well in addition to raising over $5600, she is giving a prize package away everday for 25 days. This started on August 3rd. Well, yesterday, my MIL won the prize package for Sunday! She won a Blockbuster gift certificate, an FM shower clock radio, a necklace and some awesome prints that we can frame and hang in her new room when she moves in with us! I've still got hope that I will win something, however she had over 7,000 virtual raffle tickets, so I'm not going to hold my breath. I will however wish everyone that wins something a big congrats!

I will try and blog more while I'm at my moms, but as I said won't be able topost pics till Thursday. Heres to hoping everyone had a great weekend, and a great Monday kick off to the new week!

5 comments:

Chris H said...

How neat that your Mum's surgery went so well... and it was paid for by insurance!
Would love to see photos.

Nikki said...

Can't wait to see the photos of your mom! I bet she's going to look like a new person. And congrats to your MIL, that was so cool reading on Hallie's blog that she won! Those prints look so cool, you'll have to take pictures of them too! Y'all have a good day and talk to you later.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yeahhhhhhhhhhh i am so glad your mom won....
my mom had the blepharis lift done ... it made a huge difference for many years.... it still makes a difference but mom has gained so much weight that its harder to see her eyes again. thatand she keeps them shut allthe time.
hugssssssss glad surgery went well!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Glad mom is doing well and that your MIL won the prize! Will try to call later tonight to catch up. Been crazy busy for the last few days!!

Hallie :)

Mary Ellen said...

Glad your mom's doing well. I can't wait to see the pix.

Congrats to your MIL. Gotta love winning stuff - and especially from such a good-cause raffle!