Thursday, July 8, 2010

Back Live and with a Winner!

My momma always said,  "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what your're gonna get."
                                                                                 ~Forrest Gump~

Momma was right.  You just never know.
The past weeks (and those yet to come) have certainly not been what I ever expected to happen in my life.

The stitches from my right eye have been removed, and the surgeon is pleased.
I cannot see clearly yet, so the amount of vision preserved is unknown.  We are grateful for any amount.
Double vision remains, and will continue until all surgeries and healing are completed.
I am becoming fairly good at doing most things with just one eye.
Well, I have managed to run into a few walls, or miss the countertop when setting down a plate, but I could have easily done that with two good eyes.  I just now have a valid excuse!
Surgery on the left eye is scheduled for next week, Wednesday, July 14.
Surgery and recovery will be a little more difficult, since I am so fresh from the first surgery.  However, we decided it best to keep moving forward without hesitation.

Words can never express my gratitude for all the prayers offered and kindness bestowed upon me and my family.  The cards, emails and surprises always arrived when I needed them most.  

My body may ache, but my soul has never known such peace, warmth and love.
I am truly blessed.
The photographs are decadent artisan chocolates from some of my sweetest friends.
I only wish we could share them in person!  They are deeeelicious!

And now for the winner of my Sew Serendipity give away!

Nancy of Nancy's Couture is the lucky recipient!
You may contact me at bessiemaryblog at gmail dot com, and provide a mailing address.
Congratulations and enjoy!


Rachel said...

*almost* too pretty to eat.....good to have you back!! R~

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jan:
Congratulations to Nancy on winning your generous giveaway.

I'm so glad to hear that the doctor is happy with the results of your surgery. I'll continue to pray that your eyes improve. The things you create are so wonderful, and I know He wants you to continue to share your gifts with all of us.

I'll be back to read as you post, whether live or programmed. Blessings, my friend.

Julia said...

I knew you were having issues with your eyes, but I must have missed the cause. What's happened that you are having surgery on both eyes? I am praying for a full recovery!

ShirleyC said...

I'm so glad you are doing good. I will keep you in my prayers for the next surgery. God is good.
Congrats to Nancy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nancy!

Jan, you are the beautiful image of grace as you go through these eye surgeries and the painful healing involved. Prayers for you everyday and a hug.

Goosegirl said...

Oh Jan, I am glad you are doing well. I am continuing to pray for you as you heal. And I will be praying for you as you prepare for your next surgery.

Kathy V said...

Ohhh the chocolates look divine! What sweet friends! Prayers for you as you anticipate the next surgery. I've said it before and I'll say it are an inspiration for all of us. Love and (((HUGS)))

Kathy V

Melissa Lester said...

I am glad to hear that the surgeon is pleased with the outcome of your first surgery. I hope that healing has been swift in the right eye so that you can rely on it as you prepare for surgery on the left eye. I am remembering you in my prayers!

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