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Thread: Quilting withdrawal pains!

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    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
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    Two weeks ago, I went to get a cortisone shot in my left hip for arthritis. On the way home, I noticed that my left leg was numb from the hip to my ankle! I called the dr. and he said it was not unusual, and it would go away, hopefully that day. I called my husband when I got home to come help me get out of the truck and into the house, since I couldn't feel my leg. It was the weirdest feeling, when I tried to stand, my leg felt like jello and I couldn't stand. As soon as I lifted my right foot, my left leg buckled and down I went, screaming in pain. My poor husband helped me (with much pain and difficulty) back into the truck and took me to the hospital. Hamstring strain in my right leg. Wow, have heard about this kind of injury but had no idea how painful it is. They took xrays (all good), gave me a shot of demerol and kept me till my left leg "thawed" out and I could stand and walk. I can sit in the recliner comfortably because leaning back puts no pressure on my hamstring, but I can't sit on a regular chair without pain. I tried sitting on my sewing chair, (well padded office chair) but after a half hour, I had to leave the sewing room and take a vicodin. So, I've not done any piecing and it's driving me crazy. I spend all day every day in the recliner, on the computer, watching tv and doing a little hand quilting. But I want to get back to the quilt I was piecing!!! arrrrrrrrghhhhhhh!!!!

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your ordeal. Those leg pains can be quite awful. You're right many don't know of the pain until they go through it themselves.

    I hope that you're trying to move about some every day even if just a few steps. If the pain does not improve soon I would check back with the doctor. You may need some anti-inflamatory medicine to help the muscles heal faster. It can be a vicious cycle getting the leg healed and back to full functionality.

    I hope you have a speedy recover from this and can get back to the sewing you so miss.

    Have a Great Quilty Day!

    Pam M

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    Balance a Featherweight on your lap? :)

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    Hope that you get better soon. I know how painful that is as it happened to me when I was pregnant with my middle daughter. And they say labor pains hurt...HAAAAA

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    I do walk around during the day and the physical therapist that works at the hospital where my husband works was kind enough to give me some exercises to do. It's not unusual for a hamstring strain to take up to 8 weeks to heal, depending on the size of the tear, and it's just starting to feel a little better. I'm going to Florida in 2 weeks so I'm really hoping I'm not in agony during the flight! Once I get to Florida, I can kick my dad out of his recliner!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by milp04
    I'm so sorry to hear about your ordeal. Those leg pains can be quite awful. You're right many don't know of the pain until they go through it themselves.

    I hope that you're trying to move about some every day even if just a few steps. If the pain does not improve soon I would check back with the doctor. You may need some anti-inflamatory medicine to help the muscles heal faster. It can be a vicious cycle getting the leg healed and back to full functionality.

    I hope you have a speedy recover from this and can get back to the sewing you so miss.

    Have a Great Quilty Day!

    Pam M

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    I am so sorry! I hope you feel better soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

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    I love this suggestion!!! LOL Too bad I don't have one!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Balance a Featherweight on your lap? :)

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    Sorry to hear about your problems with your leg. Hope it gets better soon.

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    maybe you could use a sketch pad and design some quilts while you are laid up. get some colouring in pencils to colour them in.
    hope it improves quickly for you.

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    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
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    Good idea! I did get out my notebook that lists my UFOs, quilt ideas, etc. to cross some off, add some others, etc. And I've redesigned my new kitchen on graph paper! Getting bored though!!

    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    maybe you could use a sketch pad and design some quilts while you are laid up. get some colouring in pencils to colour them in.
    hope it improves quickly for you.

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