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Thread: quilt therapy

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    Is quilting therapy for anyone else out there? I have MS and my doctor told me 9 years ago to not think about what I couldn't do anymore but what I could do. As the list changed and the what I couldn't do got longer,I decided I would keep myself occupied with quilting so my hands would stay flexible.It's a lot easier than sitting in a corner waiting to get worse. My doctor tells his other patients to try needlework now too.

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    I have a little OCD and quilting is a time I can just relax. When I sit down at the frame, feel the fabric and look at my needle and thread, I just get so relaxed! I can't explain it, but it is a therapy for me.

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    Absolutely! I have RA and quilting keeps my fingers and joints in good shape.

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    Yes, I have many aches & pains, but the more I do, especially physically, the better off I am. I am now 67 & retired from teaching in 1996. I do more yard work, cleaning, etc. now than I did when I was younger. Just appreciate what you can do each day & whenever someone asks "how are you", I just answer "well, we got up today". Before I got into quilting, I could not sleep at night as my hands hurt so bad Quilting was definitely therapy for that & I got much better.

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    That's an excellent way to function. If you keep your mind in a positive frame of thought you're more apt to be more productive. A physical limitation can play tricks on the mind too.

    Good to hear how therapeutic quilting is. :thumbup:

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    Sure is for me... Not physical therapy but definately mental therapy... Life's problem are put on hold for a little while when I get behind my machine.

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    We have a group of about 9 to 12 ladies who come together twice a week for THERAPY. aka: Escape. We all quilt (among other things.) Sewing of any kind has always been R&R for me. Physical and Mental

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    Quote Originally Posted by drJaner
    Absolutely! I have RA and quilting keeps my fingers and joints in good shape.
    Me too. I have told this story before, but will repeat it for those who haven't heard it. My wrist doesn't bend much and my fingers get stiff and get cramps when I sew too much. I mentioned this to my doctor who knows my love of sewing. I told him I was having trouble sewing and knitting. He said, "Then maybe you ought not do that any more." My reply was, "Well, that's not going to happen." I have known him for years and he has seen my work so he understands what I mean. He didn't say a word.

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    It's mental therapy for me until I work on a nasty little quilt I'm finishing from my mil and it is not going well! I'm have decided to just finishing it no matter what and use it to death!

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    Quilting helped get me out of a deep depression about 10 years ago. When I startt to feel overwhelmed it helps if I can sew.

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