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    QNSue ... no not gone ... just busy, trying to cram the catch up, and do things before I take off again, so have not been around as much.

    Yes, only six minutes or so .... but the time does not take away the risks and concerns. It's serious stuff ... and one needs to be sure to follow the pre/post-op instructions. If there is anything you are unsure about, ask the Dr, and do not make your own assumptions or interpretations. Better to err on the side of caution!

    About the pre/post eye drops ... you will not find that they affect you much, other than for a few minutes around putting them in, you may find your vision a bit blurrier than normal. Depending on what kind it is, you might find a burn in your throat from post-nasal drip ... simply enough countered/prevented by pinching your nose for a few minutes after. I found the best thing to do was to put the eye drops in, and then lay down for a few minutes .......... a sneaky way to get a few minutes rest, all on Dr's orders!!! Plus I just felt it was good to let them "soak" in for a bit ... and I could pinch to avoid that burn!

    The important/critical thing is to FOLLOW the instructions ... if you are told they are to be one hour apart, or four hours apart (or whatever!) , DO EXACTLY what they say and don't turn one into two or four into six, etc!!! I set the alarm on my phone for the time, so I do not miss doing it. Likewise, take heed as to how active/inactive you can be, particularly post-op.

    Because of my other eye issues, I've been eye-dropping for 14 yrs now (and will for the rest of my life) .... I still need a mirror, but the rest I've got down pat!! To me, it's a small price, to keep my vision ...... and freedom!

    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
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    Part of the problem with me is that I had the left knee replaced in '04...my right ankle was dislocated, fractured in 3 places and the little skinny bone on the outside was crushed in an accident in '94...was in a wheelchair for 3 months before I could stand on it..between the two occurences there was tremendous pain& I have no tolerence for it...Just thinking about all the stuff you have to take makes me shivver....the ankle still hurts & swells occasionally and now the knee just compounds everything....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....I did get a couple of hours sleep last night..had the TENS unit pulsing whenever I woke up...I can walk about 10 ft now before pain starts....

    QNS, I pray everything goes well for you and please heed the advice given here especially from those having similar situations...put all aside and concentrate on what needs to be done for yourself....exchanging some phone #'s is a good idea...

    GOOd to hear from all the travelers...we miss you when you're away for a few days... Janie, the UK...nice!!! do you have family there???

    I'm going to try to finish my September MB...had to change a section I didn't like...Handwork ripping is easy watching TV...cutting & pinning too...One section of the first "spike" is done..I think it's ok..I don't see the "pop" I expected... I have to pack for the return home...mostly my sewing stuff, no machines just stuff...I'm going to get one of the office rolling chairs and use that to get around by using my good leg...used to do that in rehab when that knee was done...
    I'll be in the back seat going home...I'll be able to keep my leg elevated under a pillow...we leave on Friday 6 a.m. I better get a start now..it'll take me 2 days...QuiltE, DH drove me to - - - - - last nite & I won the last game..split it with another person and brought home $109...now he wants his share for being the taxi driver..Later, H.

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    Honchey .... And here I was thinking, how terrible, for you to miss your much loved -----!!!! Thank goodness! Glad that you got some (not much!) sleep last night ... maybe a nap or six today?

    As for DH and his fees, tell him, you could present a bill for all your back wages!!! (....for how many years? ) Oh dear, MrHonchey is going to hate me for sure! You'd better let him have an extra round or six of golf before departure, or else, he'll be finding every bump in the road as he drives you home! Take care!!!
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    Honchey, tell the mister the money has already been spent on his meals! Then go on a FART trip with the $$$.

    The x-rays were taken; it may take the Drs' office a couple of days to get back to me...took five of the knees, sound like they found something from their conversation, but will see; not second guessing. Worse comes to worse and its just muscle problems we will go from there.,,PT or whatever.

    One day at a time, Honchey, one day at a time. You do need your rest, though....so you can keep up with Mr.H.

    Guess I'd better go put away groceries; apparently dh's services ended at the door, after he carried the groceries inside.

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    One of the ladies in the guild I'm now a member of was crocheting an afghan for charity and I fell in love with the pattern so I decided to make a throw for myself...I've been working on it off and on..thought you might like to see what else I do...I also posted a photo on the creativity thread that QuiltE started of the notions pouch I made with the friendship fabric...
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    Oh I really liiiiike that! It looks comfy.
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    I'm not finished with it..the pattern is worked corner to corner and is soooo easy..it is sooo soft...it's baby yarn!!!

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    I've been reading and catching up on all the posts for the last week or so. Sorry so many of you are having problems. Hope all goes well with your treatments and you're back to new in no time.

    You have posted so many beautiful blocks and projects it would take me forever to comment on them all. I apologize for not doing so but we're getting thunderstorms and I don't know how long I'll have internet but I love all the beautiful things you've posted.

    I've worked full time for the last few weeks and haven't had any time for anything else. How come I was so organized when I worked full time for 40 years and now when I get free time I crash? Oh wait, I'm older now. I decided that I'm going to continue working but only one day a week. Just enough to keep me in FART money LOL. We did hire a Med Assistant and I think she'll work out well. (I have rulers older than her!!!!) But I thank you ladies for all the kind suggestions and notes you sent me to help me with this decision--it wasn't easy but I'm happy with it and also very thankful that I could make this choice. Now, to get on with sewing--I've been suffering withdrawal.
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    Oh Jan, I'm so happy you decided only one day a week!!! I love my job when I get called in but lately it takes me longer to get back to normal if it's more than 2 days in a row....
    I guess it's supposed to get cooler after the storms???
    I just sent Anael my MB for approval..I really hope she approves...I don't want to redo anymore...color choices that is...I can't find my chart for who I have for next month...I think I might be in trouble...I might have left it in NJ...I hope so...I don't know how I did it...My commitments are done for this month except for the spikes...I think everyone likes the idea of being Spikers...I contacted QOTS to let them know what a happy group we have..and all the gorgeous blocks being made...I hope she stops by to take a peek and say Hi... I'm off to get on my roller chair and go from room to room to gather my "sewing stuff" to pack it up...

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    Honchey I love that crochet rug you are making, I made a chevron rug for DD and swore that was my last crochet rug ever but now mmmm I will have to rethink that decision. That is something I have always done in front of the tv at night otherwise I twiddle my thumbs just need to keep my fingers busy..
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    Mirabelle ...you must be my twin...I need to keep my hands busy or I do the same thing!!!

    The pattern is from Red Heart and I found it online it's called "Corner to Corner Throw" and you can download the pattern for free...I used baby varigated yarn... I just made it as wide as I wanted it then decreased one cluster on the same side until the desired length then decrease every row each side... I'm now decreasing each row both sides..after you get the pattern down pat you don't even have to look at the directions any more...
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    I gave all my knitting needles away; but couldn't part with the crochet hooks--so many of them from my mom. Crocheting is really hard on my hands so choose not to do it. I liked to but so enjoy making itty bitty blocks instead

    Have 4 of the grands tonight. About 6:00 got a call from DIL. DGD#3 fell off the steps to the slide and hopefully only sprained her ankle. So off they go to Urgent Care--had to run to town to pick up DGD#2 as she had stayed with a friend after school and went to AWANA. Just not in my plans for the evening!
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    Hi OK, I can't use crochet thread anymore..fingers just don't bend that way anymore...I have to try some itty bitty blocks someday...Lord knows I have enough scraps & strips...

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    Like many others have said there are too many posts to comment to everyone. I hope that those who are in pain can get some relief soon! I too am struggling...still my shoulder. PT is recommending an MRI to primary doctor who has to make the official call to "order it". I am definitely stronger than I was when I started seeing her, but still have this "catch" when I move my arm certain ways...it sends pain down my arm. PT did say in the mean time I can try 2 hours of sewing in a day to see if that makes it flare up like it was before. Should have a little time tomorrow, but won't get to try the full "allowed" time until Friday.

    I haven't done any crocheting for years. When I was first married I learned to read patterns from my great grandma (she taught me how to chain stitch when I was little). I used the small thread/yarn to make lace and doilies. I've did scarves for gifts one year (combining a couple different yarns to get a nice soft/fluffy look. I taught myself to knit, but haven't completed anything.

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    I hope you can get that MRI soon...as with some of us we are enduring discomfort and hopefully we'll all get thru it...the sooner the better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I gave all my knitting needles away; but couldn't part with the crochet hooks--so many of them from my mom. Crocheting is really hard on my hands so choose not to do it. I liked to but so enjoy making itty bitty blocks instead

    Have 4 of the grands tonight. About 6:00 got a call from DIL. DGD#3 fell off the steps to the slide and hopefully only sprained her ankle. So off they go to Urgent Care--had to run to town to pick up DGD#2 as she had stayed with a friend after school and went to AWANA. Just not in my plans for the evening!
    Yup she broke it--4 yo in a cast--glad summer is waning. Goes to see orthopedist tomorrow morning. Actually she was quite chipper when she got home tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Yup she broke it--4 yo in a cast--glad summer is waning. Goes to see orthopedist tomorrow morning. Actually she was quite chipper when she got home tonight.
    Oh poor baby!!!! That's gotta hurt! How long does she have ta be in the cast?

    As for the crochet & knittin', I can't do either. I'm just in awe o' those o' ya that can.
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    Oksewglad I hope she heals soon, it will certainly slow her down for a while

    Carriem my dear grandmother taught me to knit even though she was right handed and I was left handed. When I was about 11 we had to knit a scarf at school for our craft class, but my grandmother didn't see the sense in a "silly" scarf so had me knit a cardigan. I didn't do much knitting in the Territory as it was too hot but still have all the jumpers and cardigans I knitted for DH after we married
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    I started knitting a pair of mittens for my DGS several years ago and didn't even get to the thumb. I enjoy the knitting but having to read the directions after each couple of row and counting rows to make sure I'm in the right place...I don't have the patience any more. I'd rather sew. I finally got my extension table for my new sewing machine. Everything is so high now. I did get the adjustable table that Jeanie is using but I have one of those plastic 3 drawer units that just fit under the table when it at full height. I haven't figured out what to do. I'll have to let it simmer a little until I figure out what the possibilities really are. It's supposed to be cooler today so I think I'll try getting the last border in my Jamestown. Need another finish!!

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    OH Anne! lovely afghan I ran across the same pattern last winter and made 5 blankies! three for kids, one for Sis, and Me too!!! the stitch is sooo addicting and hard to get wrong. ENJOY resting up and crocheting a little
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    DD, you ever heard of a guy named Murphy? Need I say more??

    I went to the GP yesterday after a rough night with lots of pain. Urinary tract infection and I have to go to hospital tomorrow for more tests. I'm on antibiotics now, starting tonight. Didn't do anything yesterday and today except watching movies and taking painkillers I've had it before but not this way!
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    Honchey ... glad you are making it for YOU! The baby yarn will make it so nice and snuggly. Definitely a good sit down project for you, to be kind to your body. I'm *giggling* at you not knowing who your October MB partner is! Maybe we should have had you send one of us the list, for times like this. Glad that you are letting that chair do your walking for you ... and save your leg/knee/hip as much as you can. Don't get any speeding tickets!! Good for you for keeping QOTS in the loop and yes, I hope they will drop by and say hello to the group. I haven't been following the Spike threads ... figured til I am ready to get back in the sewing groove, I would let them go, and then catch up then. Took my Spike Topper to the local Fair last night for its first showing!

    Ladies ... and yes, Honchey's Ditty Bag is exceptional and could be used in so many more ways than for our notions! Christmas gifts, anyone?

    JanRN ... we'll just call this your FART Retirement! I'm sure it's the right one for you ... keeps you involved in a career that you have loved, with enough separation from it to do so many other things that you want to do away from it! Quilt on!!!!!! ........ and when is the next FART?

    Crocheting ... I used to do a lot of TV crocheting too!!!! Before I was married, I made a tablecloth for my dining room table ... yes itty bitty crochet cotton. I must have been idiotic!!! There was spells of knitting, petit point and needlepoint. Haven't done any for years! Though don't you do your binding with the TV? and GFGs? and ? Heck, I sew at the machine while allegedly watching TV ... though more of the time it's a matter of "noise" and I catch the odd glimpse as I work along. GFGs have become my in between if I do not have other quilty hand sewing to do, and am wanting to sit in a comfy chair and not at my machine

    OKSGlad ... Thankfully your DDIL/DS have you to SOS when need be! Poor little one ... no doubt she'll get lots of pampering and TLC to help her thru it all. Are the Grands back to school?

    CarrieM ... On the upside thankfully your PT is not trying to continue endlessly and referring you on for further diagnosis. Here's to a quick MRI appt.

    Anael ... and now, another one for the sick bay! Take care!

    Me? ... minimal ouch in comparison to the rest ... last night I rammed a sliver up under my finger nail. I'm sure nothing is in there, but no surprise it is awfully sore today!

    JanRN ... good thing you into your FART Retirement ... you've got full time work here as our Resident Nurse!!!!!!!!!!
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    Goodness gracious I'm not sure about this bunch! FYI I am keeping Ilean at bay. Must do my morning exercises or I can feel her knocking at the door! Yes thank goodness for JanRN and she's only going to work one day a week. But don't let that be an invitation to have more problems ladies. We must get on the road to recovery!

    Take care Anael and rest. And yes slivers are minor to what some of the others are experiencing; but very annoying and doesn't it just make you utter a naughty word when you hit it on something QE?

    Avery will find out more this afternoon--hopefully just 3 weeks in the cast. Worried about whether she damaged her growth plate or not. Let's hope not. Not sure how long she will be out of preschool. Kids started on 22nd of August. Of course got hot hot after they started. Last night a cold front came in (with no rain which we now need) and what a treat to sleep with the cool air coming in the open windows--could be in the mid 40's tonight (4-7C).

    dublb--sounds like your retreat was successful! Quilt guild restarts this month so looking forward to getting together with the group!

    GGal--yes I understand the "don't want to look at instructions" and precisely why I left cross stitching. Heck I can sit and sew and hardly ever look at the pattern.

    I've must get these 2 Christmas items done before we leave on Saturday and now have a funeral dinner to work at tomorrow--maybe a little late night oil tonight.

    Oh my goodness that pie should be renamed "Heart Attack on a Plate"--precisely mirabelle!

    I meant to go to the SFarm and take pictures of the sorghum before it was chopped; but didn't. Was called to barn duty yesterday AM as chopper (a non directional head so it doesn't need to follow the rows) was here during milking. Missed doing the morning exercises which is why I know I need to keep doing them.

    Better get sewing--Later
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    QuiltE, run a cup two thirds full of as hot water as you can stand, add arm and hammer baking soda and vinegar to the water and soak your finger in it and it will ease the pain. An old folk remedy we learned in the Ozarks that works.

    Anael, pay attention the medics; that is serious and very painful thing to have. Young women do get it from time to time...its Murphy's Law.

    OksewGlad, so sorry about DGD's accident; maybe a nurse could put a 'cast' on her favorite doll's leg as well so they could 'talk' to one another about it and heal together. Surprised that broke, since she lives on a dairy farm and drinks lots of milk, it must have hit a certain way...good that Grandmother lived close to give a hand helping with the others and maybe the four year old for a while. Lots of TLC there to give.

    Well, the doctor's office called me. The lung is doing fine. The knee has arthritis; I did not need to have Arthur hanging around. Might have to get a second opinion on that. Meanwhile I will take over the counter pain pills that they recommend. Aleve. And hobble around the house, doing what I can.

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    QNS--see we posted close together. Maybe they can offer exercises for you to do with your knee. Start slow--I know it has helped my back. FYI I was taking 2 Aleve 2x a day and didn't help the pain. That is Rx strength Naproxen. I bought the generic brand--lots cheaper. Take care of yourself now.
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