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Earlier this year, my mother was diagnosed with Graves disease and thyroid eye disease. As a result, the inflammation around her eyes has severely impaired my mother's vision, and she cannot drive or work for the foreseeable future. This illness has transformed my mother's life, and she is devastated by her loss of sight.

She's already had two surgeries to save her sight, and a third one is scheduled.  Her recovery can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  In the meantime, I need your help to keep food on her table and a roof over her head. No amount is too small, and every penny will go to helping my kind, loving mother.

Thank you.
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Not a happy update, I'm afraid. Mom's disability claim was denied. We waited four months just to be told no, and I don't know how long the appeal process takes. Meanwhile, her impaired vision is still keeping her off the road and out of work.

While she's made baby steps in the right direction with her vision, her thyroid antibody levels continue to climb, and the Graves Disease isn't slowing down. I wish I had better news to share with everyone.

We thank you, and greatly appreciate your continued generosity.
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Updates, updates... the Graves is still active, but her vision has improved a little in one eye. The other eye isn't healing as her doctors would like though. It's all very difficult, emotionally and physically. Keep her in your thoughts. Love to all.
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Okay, new update. Mom had the fourth surgery, some more stitches to keep her eyelids down so her corneas heal. Cornea specialist says they're a 4/10, with 10 being the worst damage. Not great, not the worst.

CT scan this week to make sure the inflammation isn't coming back, blood work soon to make sure her thyroid is still normal.

Fingers crossed.
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Quick update... Mom is going for a fourth surgery tomorrow. One eye will be stitched shut completely, and the other will be stitched mostly shut, with a little "peephole" for her to look through. This is all to help heal her corneas. Hopefully it helps.
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