An Update on 24

Hi

I'm a friend of Suzanne's and I wanted to give you a quick update on her well being.

She had a severe allergic reaction to some medication.  The reaction was so severe it, in essence, created a burn effect on her skin and, unfortunately, also on the corneas of both eyes.

Think of it as a chemical burn.

She will be FINE, but obviously this has been very painful and scary.  She can't do much other than sleep and/or sit in a dark room until her eyes heal.  She is able to see a little bit now, but is unable to read.

If you have sent a text message or comment or email it is appreciated, but she is unable to respond right now.

She has been seen every day by a wonderful eye doctor and he expects a full recovery.  He thinks she will be doing much better in a few more days.  In the meantime, she has a ton of medications working to make her better.

Her eyes simply need time to heal.

I know you join me in wishing her a speedy and pain-free recovery.

LOVE YOU 24!!  xxxxxxxxxooooooooooooo

168 Responses to “An Update on 24”

  1. Jane

    Hi Suzanne,
    I hope you’re feeling better and able to see again soon. What an awful thing! As if you needed anything ELSE on your plate. BTW, I found your blog from Lucky 13 and Counting and have been lurking for a few months. Love it! Keep taking those pictures, they are gorgeous.

  2. Jane

    Hi Suzanne,
    I hope you’re feeling better and able to see again soon. What an awful thing! As if you needed anything ELSE on your plate. BTW, I found your blog from Lucky 13 and Counting and have been lurking for a few months. Love it! Keep taking those pictures, they are gorgeous.

  3. Jane

    Hi Suzanne,
    I hope you’re feeling better and able to see again soon. What an awful thing! As if you needed anything ELSE on your plate. BTW, I found your blog from Lucky 13 and Counting and have been lurking for a few months. Love it! Keep taking those pictures, they are gorgeous.

  4. Kelly

    OMG! The pain! I can’t imagine.
    Sending you huge hugs!!
    Can we send you stuff to cheer you up?

  5. Kelly

    OMG! The pain! I can’t imagine.
    Sending you huge hugs!!
    Can we send you stuff to cheer you up?

  6. Kelly

    OMG! The pain! I can’t imagine.
    Sending you huge hugs!!
    Can we send you stuff to cheer you up?

  7. Debrabby

    Suzanne
    I knew something was wrong when I saw you had not posted this morning. I will keep you in my prayers for a fast and (as possible) pain-free recovery.

  8. Debrabby

    Suzanne
    I knew something was wrong when I saw you had not posted this morning. I will keep you in my prayers for a fast and (as possible) pain-free recovery.

  9. Debrabby

    Suzanne
    I knew something was wrong when I saw you had not posted this morning. I will keep you in my prayers for a fast and (as possible) pain-free recovery.

  10. BarbaraB

    OMG!
    Suzanne!
    Know that I realize how scary this is and how horrible you feel but that you are a VERY strong woman and can get through this.
    You are proven.

  11. BarbaraB

    OMG!
    Suzanne!
    Know that I realize how scary this is and how horrible you feel but that you are a VERY strong woman and can get through this.
    You are proven.

  12. BarbaraB

    OMG!
    Suzanne!
    Know that I realize how scary this is and how horrible you feel but that you are a VERY strong woman and can get through this.
    You are proven.

  13. LPC

    Oh my gosh. So sorry. Please recover quickly. I hope somehow all the posts now and to come, all these comments, give you some qi to recover.

  14. LPC

    Oh my gosh. So sorry. Please recover quickly. I hope somehow all the posts now and to come, all these comments, give you some qi to recover.

  15. LPC

    Oh my gosh. So sorry. Please recover quickly. I hope somehow all the posts now and to come, all these comments, give you some qi to recover.

  16. Linda

    You don’t do anything the easy way do ay Darlin?!? I’m very glad to hear that you will be alright. Hang in there. We’ll be here when get back. Huge hugs my friend!

  17. Linda

    You don’t do anything the easy way do ay Darlin?!? I’m very glad to hear that you will be alright. Hang in there. We’ll be here when get back. Huge hugs my friend!

  18. Linda

    You don’t do anything the easy way do ay Darlin?!? I’m very glad to hear that you will be alright. Hang in there. We’ll be here when get back. Huge hugs my friend!

  19. Pam

    I’ve been worried about you too – how typically thoughtful of you to arrange an update (thank you, anonymous friend) despite clearly being in pain, physically and mentally.
    You’ve had a rotten time of it lately – but car shunt, Torturer betrayal and now this make three, so let’s all be superstitious and be glad things will get better from now on.
    I know you’re strong, but I’m sending you ++++++++ve thoughts anyway.

  20. Pam

    I’ve been worried about you too – how typically thoughtful of you to arrange an update (thank you, anonymous friend) despite clearly being in pain, physically and mentally.
    You’ve had a rotten time of it lately – but car shunt, Torturer betrayal and now this make three, so let’s all be superstitious and be glad things will get better from now on.
    I know you’re strong, but I’m sending you ++++++++ve thoughts anyway.

  21. Pam

    I’ve been worried about you too – how typically thoughtful of you to arrange an update (thank you, anonymous friend) despite clearly being in pain, physically and mentally.
    You’ve had a rotten time of it lately – but car shunt, Torturer betrayal and now this make three, so let’s all be superstitious and be glad things will get better from now on.
    I know you’re strong, but I’m sending you ++++++++ve thoughts anyway.

  22. Kristan

    Oh my goodness, that sounds terrible! Poor Suzanne. Thank you for the update (what a nice friend!) and please let her know we all send her our best for a quick recovery!

  23. Kristan

    Oh my goodness, that sounds terrible! Poor Suzanne. Thank you for the update (what a nice friend!) and please let her know we all send her our best for a quick recovery!

  24. Kristan

    Oh my goodness, that sounds terrible! Poor Suzanne. Thank you for the update (what a nice friend!) and please let her know we all send her our best for a quick recovery!

  25. Jason

    That’s such a huge bummer! I’m glad the doctors expect everything to be fine, but still…geez! Get well, soon 24.

  26. Jason

    That’s such a huge bummer! I’m glad the doctors expect everything to be fine, but still…geez! Get well, soon 24.

  27. Jason

    That’s such a huge bummer! I’m glad the doctors expect everything to be fine, but still…geez! Get well, soon 24.

  28. di

    Thinking of you my Dear! You only have 2 eyes, so yes… by all means stay in a dark room and take your meds! Hope you heal up quickly… will miss you but completely understand your situation.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  29. di

    Thinking of you my Dear! You only have 2 eyes, so yes… by all means stay in a dark room and take your meds! Hope you heal up quickly… will miss you but completely understand your situation.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  30. di

    Thinking of you my Dear! You only have 2 eyes, so yes… by all means stay in a dark room and take your meds! Hope you heal up quickly… will miss you but completely understand your situation.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  31. Liz Tee

    I can’t think of a single original thing to add, but that won’t stop me from adding my *OMFG* and send you my best (and gentlest) cyber-hugs and wishes for a quick, well-medicated recovery.

  32. Liz Tee

    I can’t think of a single original thing to add, but that won’t stop me from adding my *OMFG* and send you my best (and gentlest) cyber-hugs and wishes for a quick, well-medicated recovery.

  33. Liz Tee

    I can’t think of a single original thing to add, but that won’t stop me from adding my *OMFG* and send you my best (and gentlest) cyber-hugs and wishes for a quick, well-medicated recovery.

  34. Stephen

    Shit! Do you want some wine of something while you sit in that dark room? Seriously though, be careful. Dang It!!

  35. Stephen

    Shit! Do you want some wine of something while you sit in that dark room? Seriously though, be careful. Dang It!!

  36. Stephen

    Shit! Do you want some wine of something while you sit in that dark room? Seriously though, be careful. Dang It!!

  37. Michelle

    I know the feeling and fear of injured eyes. I scratched my cornea this time last year and only just realised after the eye doc had said that I was no longer in danger of losing it how bad it was. I wasn’t scared until then (about 4 days of treatment later).
    So 24, when you can read this, I’m thinking of you and praying for you (as are all your commenters/friends).

  38. Michelle

    I know the feeling and fear of injured eyes. I scratched my cornea this time last year and only just realised after the eye doc had said that I was no longer in danger of losing it how bad it was. I wasn’t scared until then (about 4 days of treatment later).
    So 24, when you can read this, I’m thinking of you and praying for you (as are all your commenters/friends).

  39. Michelle

    I know the feeling and fear of injured eyes. I scratched my cornea this time last year and only just realised after the eye doc had said that I was no longer in danger of losing it how bad it was. I wasn’t scared until then (about 4 days of treatment later).
    So 24, when you can read this, I’m thinking of you and praying for you (as are all your commenters/friends).

  40. Dana

    Suzanne, I hope you get well soon. You certainly don’t need another bad thing going on.

  41. Dana

    Suzanne, I hope you get well soon. You certainly don’t need another bad thing going on.

  42. Dana

    Suzanne, I hope you get well soon. You certainly don’t need another bad thing going on.

  43. Erica

    I know you’re strong but I’m hoping your chance not to have to be is right around the corner. Get well soon!

  44. Erica

    I know you’re strong but I’m hoping your chance not to have to be is right around the corner. Get well soon!

  45. Erica

    I know you’re strong but I’m hoping your chance not to have to be is right around the corner. Get well soon!

  46. missy

    Thank you Suzanne for the update. I know all your readers have been concerned about your well being and now we can all appreciate what you are going through. Thanks to your friend for writing this post today and hopefully you will know about the outpouring of good wishes being sent your way.

  47. missy

    Thank you Suzanne for the update. I know all your readers have been concerned about your well being and now we can all appreciate what you are going through. Thanks to your friend for writing this post today and hopefully you will know about the outpouring of good wishes being sent your way.

  48. missy

    Thank you Suzanne for the update. I know all your readers have been concerned about your well being and now we can all appreciate what you are going through. Thanks to your friend for writing this post today and hopefully you will know about the outpouring of good wishes being sent your way.

  49. Cate

    Hi there,
    everyone has said it already – but rest up, get well soon, and know that there are people (literally) all around the world thinking of you.
    Cate (in New Zealand)

  50. Cate

    Hi there,
    everyone has said it already – but rest up, get well soon, and know that there are people (literally) all around the world thinking of you.
    Cate (in New Zealand)

  51. Cate

    Hi there,
    everyone has said it already – but rest up, get well soon, and know that there are people (literally) all around the world thinking of you.
    Cate (in New Zealand)

  52. allyson/HBMomof2

    Geez, can we, meaning you, get a break here? Regardless, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need a Krispy Kreme, Sprinkles, Wine fix just let me know. Local girl that can deliver! Keep your head up and your eyes closed. Get better soon and hugs.

  53. allyson/HBMomof2

    Geez, can we, meaning you, get a break here? Regardless, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need a Krispy Kreme, Sprinkles, Wine fix just let me know. Local girl that can deliver! Keep your head up and your eyes closed. Get better soon and hugs.

  54. allyson/HBMomof2

    Geez, can we, meaning you, get a break here? Regardless, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need a Krispy Kreme, Sprinkles, Wine fix just let me know. Local girl that can deliver! Keep your head up and your eyes closed. Get better soon and hugs.

  55. mama llama

    I am so sorry to read this, 24. Thank you for letting us all know so we can all send healing thoughts your way.
    Take care, be well 24.

  56. mama llama

    I am so sorry to read this, 24. Thank you for letting us all know so we can all send healing thoughts your way.
    Take care, be well 24.

  57. mama llama

    I am so sorry to read this, 24. Thank you for letting us all know so we can all send healing thoughts your way.
    Take care, be well 24.

  58. Holli Buchter

    Suzanne, I am so very sorry you are going through this. I had corneal abrasions once and it is so painful. Hopefully your family is waiting on you and giving you everything you need!

  59. Holli Buchter

    Suzanne, I am so very sorry you are going through this. I had corneal abrasions once and it is so painful. Hopefully your family is waiting on you and giving you everything you need!

  60. Holli Buchter

    Suzanne, I am so very sorry you are going through this. I had corneal abrasions once and it is so painful. Hopefully your family is waiting on you and giving you everything you need!

  61. Lu

    I am in China and wishing you well now.
    Eyes hurt very badly and hoping you are healing soon.
    Missing your writing and smiles every day!

  62. Lu

    I am in China and wishing you well now.
    Eyes hurt very badly and hoping you are healing soon.
    Missing your writing and smiles every day!

  63. Lu

    I am in China and wishing you well now.
    Eyes hurt very badly and hoping you are healing soon.
    Missing your writing and smiles every day!

  64. vodkamom

    24!!!!!!!! I am thinking of you and praying for you and sending you good thoughts.
    I’ve decided to wear sunglasses all day in your honor.

  65. vodkamom

    24!!!!!!!! I am thinking of you and praying for you and sending you good thoughts.
    I’ve decided to wear sunglasses all day in your honor.

  66. vodkamom

    24!!!!!!!! I am thinking of you and praying for you and sending you good thoughts.
    I’ve decided to wear sunglasses all day in your honor.

  67. Ann's Rants

    Please someone local go set her up with some awesome audiobooks.
    I hope your recovery is faster than get well soon.
    Sending warmth–scratch that
    Sending cool compresses.
    xoxo
    Ann

  68. Ann's Rants

    Please someone local go set her up with some awesome audiobooks.
    I hope your recovery is faster than get well soon.
    Sending warmth–scratch that
    Sending cool compresses.
    xoxo
    Ann

  69. Ann's Rants

    Please someone local go set her up with some awesome audiobooks.
    I hope your recovery is faster than get well soon.
    Sending warmth–scratch that
    Sending cool compresses.
    xoxo
    Ann

  70. Deidre

    I hope your recovery is quick and that it only gets easier from here! You’re a champion!

  71. Deidre

    I hope your recovery is quick and that it only gets easier from here! You’re a champion!

  72. Deidre

    I hope your recovery is quick and that it only gets easier from here! You’re a champion!

  73. Donna in VA

    I am so sorry for what you’re going through. I much rather liked my scenario of your absence . . . playing hooky strolling along the beach in Santa Barbara.
    My prayers for a very speedy recovery.

  74. Donna in VA

    I am so sorry for what you’re going through. I much rather liked my scenario of your absence . . . playing hooky strolling along the beach in Santa Barbara.
    My prayers for a very speedy recovery.

  75. Donna in VA

    I am so sorry for what you’re going through. I much rather liked my scenario of your absence . . . playing hooky strolling along the beach in Santa Barbara.
    My prayers for a very speedy recovery.

  76. Jenn in Tenn

    Allergic reactions suck! Temporary blindness sucks too! Here’s to a speedy recovery! Take care!

  77. Jenn in Tenn

    Allergic reactions suck! Temporary blindness sucks too! Here’s to a speedy recovery! Take care!

  78. Jenn in Tenn

    Allergic reactions suck! Temporary blindness sucks too! Here’s to a speedy recovery! Take care!

  79. Midlife Slices

    Oh NO!! She doesn’t need another problem!!
    I’ll be praying and meanwhile, I hope 24 is resting and taking care of herself. HUGS

  80. Midlife Slices

    Oh NO!! She doesn’t need another problem!!
    I’ll be praying and meanwhile, I hope 24 is resting and taking care of herself. HUGS

  81. Midlife Slices

    Oh NO!! She doesn’t need another problem!!
    I’ll be praying and meanwhile, I hope 24 is resting and taking care of herself. HUGS

  82. Nancy P

    Yikes! I’m so sorry this happened but glad to hear that you should be ok soon. Take care of yourself!

  83. Nancy P

    Yikes! I’m so sorry this happened but glad to hear that you should be ok soon. Take care of yourself!

  84. Nancy P

    Yikes! I’m so sorry this happened but glad to hear that you should be ok soon. Take care of yourself!

  85. Cathy B.

    Adding my wishes for quick recovery to the list! I hope everyone is taking good care of you, if not there a a whole bunch of us here that would be happy to come look after you.

  86. Cathy B.

    Adding my wishes for quick recovery to the list! I hope everyone is taking good care of you, if not there a a whole bunch of us here that would be happy to come look after you.

  87. Cathy B.

    Adding my wishes for quick recovery to the list! I hope everyone is taking good care of you, if not there a a whole bunch of us here that would be happy to come look after you.

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