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Get your Mojo workin'!

Yes, I would like to place an order for one biggie size serving this morning for Sunshine. Her eye surgery is at 10 am, and the doctor is going to finalize whether a corneal transplant will be helpful. The next two weeks will be a hard recovery for her......She called me at 1 am last night, and her dad had just replaced her A/C. Necessity for her bedroom/recovery room!

And if you have a little to spare, I will take a kiddie size for 4 pm today. I have been informed to expect about 200 folks at the conference today. It will be the largest group so far that I will have to talk in front of. I almost wish I was doing my "Health Effects of Nitrates", because typically my level of understanding is much higher than the target audience. Today though, involves a rule I know backwards and forward, but this particular area is VERY fuzzily written, so there's a lot of room for interpretation. Luckily since it's at the end of the day, maybe everyone will be too tired to argue.....

I think tonight should be spent away from the computer and couch, and relaxing with friends!

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ginger931
Aug. 19th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
MUCHO MOJO!!!!!!!!!
*MUAAH!*

(really. I am thinking of your Friend...and You.)

Light for all--All for Light!
ossuarian
Aug. 19th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
Sending Mojo
Best of luck to Sunshine. She's kept really good spirits through this. It's such a frightful accident. I can't imagine it.

Good luck with your speech, too. I'm sure it will go well.
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ossuarian
Aug. 19th, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Catching up
My understanding is that a key on some stringy-bungee thing flipped up and nearly took out one of Sunshine's eyes. The thought of it gives me nightmares.
snaxxx
Aug. 19th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC)
Gory details
Last December:
Sophia was in the teachers lounge at the high school where she teaches physics. She was wearing a lanyard with her Id and a key on it; she bent over and caught the I.D. on something, and when she went to pull back, it suddenly released and the key catapulted and stabbed her eye. She said that when she put her hands up because of the pain, there was liquid gushing out.
She said it seemed like forever for the ambulance to arrive (five minutes). She had emergency surgery at the time to remove blood clots forming in the back of the eye, which was causing excruciating headaches.

Followup surgery in January determined that the key had removed a piece of her retina, it wasn't just detached. Her recovery was difficult, and she had to be rehospitalized for the pain and nausea. The doctors finally found a medication to manage those effects, and she eventually recovered.

Today's surgery was to remove the tissues and scar tissue if possible.
snaxxx
Aug. 19th, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC)
YEAH!
Uh, stitches!

Sophia's out of surgery, and at home already. I spoke with her mom, and she said there's no nausea at this time. Being able to eat is a HUGE part of a successful recovery, of course! Last time she didn't eat for three days....
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