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Thread: Quilt show and broken toe

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    My biggest event of the year is coming up - the Machine Quilter's Showcase in Overland Park, Kansas - and I broke a toe yesterday. And I do mean BROKE it. I was vacuuming in my barefeet, got tangled up in the vacuum cord, tripped and almost torn the toe next to my big toe completely off. The pain was so intense that I passed out a couple of times before I could get husband's attention to help me. Trip to the emergency room varified that it was indeed broken. Got it taped between two other toes, a nice little hard bottom shoe to wear and started home when I remembered I had an appointment for a haircut and perm. Now we ladies know what is important! So I had my husband drive me to my hair appointment and sit there and wait an hour and a half while my hairdresser tried her best to make me beautiful again. But next Thursday I have plans to attend MQS. Its about a two hour drive one way for me. I missed it last year so really, really want to go. I keep thinking I can get a wheelchair as I can't walk very far before my foot starts swelling again, but I hate the thought of trying to maneuver a wheelchair through the crowds of people. Many times I have moved over and let a person in a wheelchair pass by or get ahead of me for a better view at a booth, but I don't want to be the person who others need to make room for or make give special treatment. I have two wonderful friends who insist that I still go, and they will make sure I'm taken care of. But if they are taking care of me they might not get to see everything they want to see. We are only going for one day and its a huge show with lots of vendors. What are your thoughts? Would you go ahead and go?

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    I would :D:D:D Your friends have offered to help, so go and enjoy the show :D:D:D

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    Sorry about the broken toe. That can really hurt. Glad you got it taken care of.

    Don't know what to tell you about attending the quilt show. I don't tolerate pain very well.

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    I would! By that time the swelling may be down. I suggest that you rent or borrow a walker or cain. That way you can take some of the pressure off that foot at times. Have fun! Wish I could go with you and help! I've never been to a big quilt show. :)

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    I went to my local guilds show this past weekend and we brought a wheelchair with us. I used it for a short time and my friend, who had a knee replacement in Feb used it most of the time. I am borrowing the chair to go to Disneyland on Monday because I cannot walk. I have a torn meniscus and am scheduled for surgery on the 25th
    That being said, I have a quilt run coming up on the first weekend in June. I am pretty sure that I will not be able to make it. It is much harder to get in and out of a car and 13 quilt shops than to just go somewhere and stay.
    It gives you a new perspective to be in a wheel chair, I was in one to go to Sea Word last month and like I said, gives you a new perspective. If your friends are willing to help push you around I say go. You can probably get out of the chair to see close ups for short spurts of standing and walking. It's the being on your feet and walking all day that I cannot do.

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    You give, and give and give. You do things for others. It makes others feel good to be able to give back to you. If you feel you can hold up to the trip and that it will be a pleasurable experience you should go and let your friends give back to you what you have given.
    Just think "your wheel chair will give them a front row pass".
    You know what you can and can not stand up to right now. You will make the decision that is best for you.

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    First, sorry that you are hurt! I hope it mends quickly.

    I would go. I think it would make you feel good. And maybe by then yu will be used to the boot.

    Kyia

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    I say go for it ! You should be feeling better . Take the wheelchair and when your foot gets sore or swollen , use the chair to rest. Just because you have it with you doesn't mean you have to use it, or use it all the time :wink:

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    And you can load that wheelchair up with all the goodies that you buy!!!

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    Sorry about your toe! Hope it is feeling better by quilt show time.
    Yes, diffentely go!! Have your friends help you, if they feel they are missing anything, let each on wander on their own for an hour or so. Enjoy yourself and don't worry about imposing on your friends, you know you would do the same for them.

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