Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm Still Here.

I haven't really fallen off the face of the earth. Just haven't been on the computer or quilting much this past week.

Last Tuesday I had a bilateral laymen's terms...eyelid remove excess skin that was affecting my peripheral vision. You can read about it here.

The procedure itself was totally painless. I can't say the same about the first evening. What with the major swelling and recovering from the laser use, it was pretty darn painful! I was told to use frozen peas in little baggies to help with the pain and reduce swelling. Problem is I'm one of those people who get a brain freeze every time I eat something really cold and so as soon as I put the peas on my eyes, I not only had the pain from the surgery but major brain freeze as well. I know, I know, I wasn't supposed to EAT the peas...and I didn't! But putting them directly over my sinuses gave the same result.

Thank God for good pharmaceuticals. By the next morning the pain had subsided though it's taking days for the swelling to slowly start to resolve. As a result my vision has been a bit blurry and therefore computer and quilting are a little difficult. I know the end result will be worth it.

I did manage to get two Dutch Treat blocks finished though. Don't look too close..I certainly couldn't!

Diamond Squares


Mahmood said...

Nice quilts. Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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karenfae said...

I'm sure you will feel better in a couple days - I'm amazed you worked on DT!

Donna said...

Glad the recovery is coming along, Mary. It would be hard to know what to do when you can't quilt or do computer stuff!

Sherry said...

Glad to hear your doing better. How do you look today.

Barb said...

Glad you are back...sorry for the painful after effects but glad you are well on the mend. Love the blocks.

Elly D said...

You did really well to sew while you are in pain. good wishes for a speedy recovery Mary. hugs Elly

Crispy said...

You did very well on your blocks with fuzzy vision. Sounds like you are healing nicely though.


Arlette said...

Mary! Sorry to hear about your surgery and hope you have fully recovered by now. I get brain freezes too so just reading about it almost gave me one too. rofl
Your Dutch Treat blocks are beautiful. Take care!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh Mary, that sounds terrible, glad your doing better.
Beautiful blocks there...