I am relieved that your mum is getting help. I can only imagine what she's going through, and I am sending healing thoughts her way.
It's amazing how your body's malfunctioning doesn't become serious to you until a doctor confirms the worst case scenario. My last seizure felt tragic, sure, but when I was told I was "fortunate to only have had one," well, it hit a little closer to home.
Yes, decidedly! And thanks.
Oh, holy hell. Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts!
Thanks. I'm pretty gobsmacked right now.
How terrifying, indeed--I hope she recovers quickly and completely.
Hope she gets through this quickly and is better than ever.
That is all I can say is.
(That and I hope your mom mends fast and that all ends up well.)
Yeah, I was definitely stunned: "Whoa, waitaminute, he said what?!" And thanks.
"we discussed the fact that seeing double out of one eye is *not* normal and that maybe she should have gone to the doctor sooner."
Aargh. Well, maybe! And this from the guy that worked a whole day while having a heart attack without noticing... :)
I hope she takes care of herself, for both of you. Thinking of you.
Yeah, you are not one to talk. ;-)
Then again, this whole year has been a series of, "I didn't think I was that sick..." incidents.
Thanks, dear. Thinking of you as well.
2009-10-02 04:11 pm (UTC)
Warm healing wishes to your mom.
Wow... that is NOT something I would have wanted to hear before going under.
Glad to hear she's going to be okay though.
2009-10-02 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Warm healing wishes to your mom.
Definitely not! And thanks.
I'm glad that they got the junk out from behind her eye, and I hope that everything turns out for the best.
ACK. I'm glad she went in, that's scary. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts for a speedy recovery, anything that deep regarding the eye is terrifying. Good thing she mentioned it to you before it went worst-case!!
Yeah, it's frustrating being half a country away from her. Then again, it would definitely drive me crazy to live closer to my family!
2009-10-02 04:22 pm (UTC)
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a lecture at Cleveland Clinic FL about new treatments and procedures for sinus surgery. The Dr. showed slides of what can happen if you ignore blocked sinuses. It. Was. Not. Pretty. And some of the consequences he described sounded remarkably similar to what your mom has endured. You maybe don't know it's happening until it has really progressed. She was so fortunate not to have lost her sight. Some of those pictures were positively grisly. Hope all goes well, from now on. *sends positive vibes*
Ooops. Sorry. That was I. Dunno how I got logged out.
...in that case, I am glad I didn't say what I was thinking when I saw your previous post. Suffice to say I would have been comforted to hear that message from the doctor!
Here's hoping she has a smooth and fairly swift recovery!
I am filled with curiosity: what didn't you say???
Okay, you and yours officially need to be cut a break from all the health scares. Sheesh.
Seriously! Did all our warranties expire at the same time???
I'm glad your mom is going to be okay. Like yourself, (and your mate,) I value my eyesight beyond measure, so a story like this really stays with me.
LossiPods of sight is a terrifying thought. I'm relieved for her.
Wow! ::good thoughts::
I had a similar moment last year when I had an MRI for my back pain. The doctor at my followup came into the room saying "Good news! No tumors!"
I hadn't even realized a tumor was a possibility until that point. Silly doctors. They mean so well, and sometimes fail so terribly.
Yeah, that's one of those "missed by a bullet I didn't know was coming" moments. You get the info only after the fact, but you still have to process it all. Weird.