Tuesday, November 11, 2008

mom update/drawing

Thank you all so much for your concern and kind words about my mother. She had her surgery yesterday, everything went very well, the initial report on the lymph nodes is that they were clear of cancer cells. She will be home later today (!) and my sister will be staying with her to help her for the first few days. We're very grateful that #1 the surgery is finished, #2 everything went well and looks good, #3 Mom gets to come home where she'll be very ably looked after by my sister (an R.N.--did I mention that part?), #4 Mom's pain seems quite manageable and she's in good spirits, eating, reading, generally taking an interest, #5 we've had so much love and support from our friends and family. My youngest brother and his girlfriend are here from KC and were able to be with Dad and my sis at the hospital as they waited through the surgery. I was planning on being at work as usual yesterday but Dylan got sick over the weekend--the first time this school year, which is remarkable for him--so I was at home yesterday.

That all being said, I completely forgot to do the drawing until today. I didn't want to wait until Dylan got home from school so I used this cool randomizer here and came up with the following result:

List Randomizer
There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
1. maureen
2. jules
3. viv
4. kate
5. bethel
6. julie m.
7. genie
8. robin
Timestamp: 2008-11-11 16:03:31 UTC

That means Maureen wins the bag, Jules wins the scarf, and Viv wins the embellished silk pillow. Congrats to you all and I'll pop them in the mail very soon. Thanks to everyone who entered. Hope you're having a good week so far.


Viv's Visuals said...

Oh wow! I've won something! This is brill Susan!
Am glad news about your Mom looks promising.... sending lots of get well wishes to her and love to you all. x

Genie said...

Hi Susan ,
Good news about your mum.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
have a good week.

Julie said...

How wonderful that your Mum is going to be well. I hope she is soon feeling well and strong again.

Congratulations to the draw winners.

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful news about your mother, hope she continues with very little pain. congrats to the lucky winners. Cheers, Robin

Moogsmum said...

I'm so glad to hear your Mum has come through her surgery so well. I hope she continues to make great progress and is soon back to full health.

Take care

Moogsmum said...

Hi Susan - about the chicken...I really really don't expect anything in return. I was really happy to send it and hope it gives your Mum a smile! Has it arrived ok? I'm not sure how long it should take to reach you.


jlpotter said...

Sweet Sue,
This is your mom speaking.....and saying a big thank you to you and any of your fellow bloggers for including me and my "situation" in your thoughts and prayers!
I am feeling amazingly well and hopeful. Life is so worthwhile!
"It's a rare gift to understand that your life is wondrous and that it won't last forever."
Arrow in The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Seek beauty in all things!