CHICAGO (CBS) — A 40-year-old Hammond woman got good news and bad news on Super Bowl Sunday; and the good news more than made up for the bad.

Antonette Sloan got a call late Sunday morning, as she and her family were making plans to watch the big game. It was her doctor’s office, telling her to get to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

After a seven-year wait on the transplant list, she was getting a new kidney.

“For the past three years I’ve been on dialysis, and it’s been kind of hard, but for the most part I’ve been making it through,” she said.

Her mother started driving them in, through the blizzard.

“Actually the traffic wasn’t too bad. It took us about an hour to get here, but it was so worth it coming in the blizzard,” Sloan said.

The surgery went well and Sloan said she expects to go home sometime Thursday.

The only downside of Super Bowl Sunday?

“I was actually rooting for the Seahawks. But you win some, you lose some,” she said.

Sloan said she knows she was the big winner of the day.

“Yeah, I got a kidney,” she said.

Sloan said now she can carry on with her life. She said she plans back to school to study to be a dialysis technician.

“Since I’ve been on dialysis, I feel like I could help other people,” she said.