Saturday, July 24, 2010

Farewell to Peas!

Since my first surgery on June 30, frozen peas have been an almost constant companion.  They have been plastered to one or both eyes throughout the days and nights to help decrease swelling and increase healing.
I now bid them adieu, and move on to warm compresses on both eyes!
My surgeon continues to be mostly pleased with the outcome of both surgeries.
I am currently seeing a dark blob in my left eye.  Fingers crossed that it is simply caused by swelling, and will disappear as that eye continues to heal.
As a precaution, restrictions on activities have been extended for a little longer.
Double vision is still present, and most likely will continue for anywhere from three to six weeks.  At that time, we will determine whether additional treatment or surgery is necessary.
Mostly, I am so very thankful to have the surgeries behind me and so very hopeful for a full recovery within the coming weeks.
No doubt, many of your prayers and well wishes have brought me safely to this point.
I am forever grateful.

It is my joy in life to find
At every turning of the road
The strong arm of a comrade kind
To help me onward with my load.

And since I have no gold to give,
And love alone must make amends,
My only prayer is, while I live,
God make me worthy of my friends.
                                                        ~Frank Dempster Sherman~


Anonymous said...

Courage to you. And much love healing in patience.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone
ps. beautiful sweet little poem, shy and loving, like a fine needlework...
ps 2 There is some difficulty with google identifaction on several blogs of my blogfriends so I m here now anonymous, but I'm from Ariadone on Blogger and on Xanga.

Claudia said...

Thinking of you while you slowly heal from your surgery and keeping you in my prayers.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jan:
So happy to hear that you continue to mend. I'll pray that your current issues disappear as the days pass, and that you emerge from the other side of this completely healed and well.
Blessings, my friend.

Joan said...

Prayers continue, Jan -- especially as The Blob disappears! :-)

ShirleyC said...

You have a great outlook on life, and we know with God all things are possible.
I do pray your eyes will heal completely.
Thanks for the update.

Goosegirl said...

I am glad you are healing well Jan. I continue to pray for you and will pray that your dark blog disappears along with the double vision. When my mother and MIL had eye surgery, the surgeons told them to eat fresh pineapple to reduce swelling and aid in healing. I know their eye surgeries were different then yours but I wonder if it may help you too.
I pray you have a happy Saturday.

Jeannie B. said...

What a positive outlook you have on everything. I smile to think of how plucky you are!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Jan! I'm happy both surgeries are now behind you, and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to heal...I was browsing around your blog, and you are just so, so talented, and everything you make is so, so beautiful! ;) Paulette

Rettabug said...

Wonderful news that you've given up peas!! LOL

I pray your eyesight continues to improve daily & that the blob disappears quickly.

I agree with have a wonderfully positive outlook towards things. It is inspiring.


Lois said...

Jan...God's grace as you heal! (Looks like you shop at Kroger,too!) Take care and just "try" to enjoy this enforced rest period. Up here in Bethesda thinking about you!

Melissa Lester said...

I'm glad to hear that you are moving into a new phase of healing and are able to do a little of what you love to do. I am progressing, as well, and taking advantage of this slower time to do some needlework I don't always have time for. It's amazing what creative expression does for my spirit! I will be praying for continued healing and complete restoration of your vision.

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