Friday, September 16, 2016


Exactly one week ago today Matthew had his sinus surgery. Thankfully the surgery went very well and the doctors were able to remove the cyst from his right sphenoid sinus, and fix his deviated septum. If you have had sinus surgery, or know anyone close to you that has, then you know recovery is rough. He had his follow up appointment this past Tuesday and the doctor drained it pretty good, which Matthew said hurt worse than the surgery, but the doctor did say that it was looking perfect for four days post surgery. So we were very excited to hear that. We can't say enough good things about our ENT doctor and his whole team! They are fantastic!! Matthew is still pretty sore, stuffed up, dizzy at times and dealing with some headaches, but the doctor said that is perfectly normal and expected after sinus surgery. Everyone we have talked to that has had sinus surgery said they experienced all of that as well, and that the recovery just takes some time. We have been told the worst part is over now so he just needs to take it easy and get as much rest as possible. Prayers for a speedy recovery for my sweet man, please! 

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we bought a new humidifier and that it also is a diffuser for essential oils. The humidifier has been used SO much since Matthew's surgery, doctors orders, and we love it. Well I have been reading more about oils and I am so fascinated by them, but I have still been on the fence about if they really work or not. Last night Matthew got a headache, it was due to his sinus surgery, but I still wanted to see if the oil would work or not. I found this picture; on Pinterest the other day and thought I would give it a try....and it WORKED! His headache was gone within 20 minutes!!!!!! I was a little stuffed up last night so I decided to dab a little under my nose and within a few minutes I was breathing great again! We did buy an off brand oil off of Amazon so I was afraid it wasn't going to work as well as name brand oils, but it worked perfectly fine! 

Last Sunday afternoon we had Matthew's grandmother's 90th birthday, and I got to meet a lot of Matthew's family that lives in Mississippi!
Doesn't Matthew look great 2 days after his sinus surgery?! Thankfully he didn't bruise any and there was very little swelling. We only stayed at the party for a little bit because he was still in quite a bit of pain on Sunday.
My best friend and her family stopped by, too!

My BIL brought his new puppy for the weekend, too! We got in tons of puppy snuggles, and melted every time he fell asleep on me.
 There was something about this blanket that he LOVED. Every time I held him in it he would fall asleep and I would melt all over again. 

We were having some cool mornings but the heat is back and looks like it's here next week, too, but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying my fall decor around the house! I am also loving my new bracelet from my sister! 

Hope you all have a great weekend!! 


  1. I love using oils! They are the only thing that will take my headaches away. Also, I love your dress! So cute!

  2. Love your dress & welcome mat!! Glad to hear Matthew is on the mend! I'm glad to hear you liked the oils. I've been planning on trying the oils (I'm thinking about ordering Doterra) but just need to make the time to do it.

  3. I'm glad the surgery went well! And what a cute puppy!!

  4. I've been interested in oils but wasn't sure if I wanted to spend that much on something that may not work. Glad to know they worked for you! Which oil did you use?
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. I hope that Matthew gets better very quickly! That puppy is so adorable.

  6. Ahhh, that puppy! What a cute little baby!

    I'm glad to hear that surgery went okay. I have a lot of friends who love oils. I got a diffuser but have yet to really use it. I need to do some more research though because I think oils could help with my migraines and terrible sleep!

  7. Oh man, that surgery doesn't sound fun! So glad he's alright and on the mend - I'll keep sending prayers :) What a fun family celebration - can't believe Matthew had surgery 2 days prior, what a trooper! Love your dress :) That puppy is so stinking adorable! Love your new bracelet too :)


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