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Thread: Bad Day

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    This was to be my weekend to have the house to myself, and I was going to do the River Run Shop Hop this Sat and sew to my hearts content. This day I could have done without! Started with the @#$#@ alarm goig off me trying to get out of bed getting hit with a foot cramp at the same time and gettingcaught in the *blank* sheets!! Oh I made it out of bed alright.....and met the dratted floor with all 145 pounds on my wrist.....yeah :-( it's broken.
    There goes the driving couldn't go to work today, can't drive tomorrow either, body is to wrenched to sit still long enough to go three hours, And sew!!! Yeah, right. Not until the swelling goes down in the hand and they operate or put an actual cast on instead of a splint, till I heal. Forget about cutting with a rotery cutter for the time being, so the silly pattern Ardvark is going to have to be put in a box until later.
    The thing about the discomfort/pain is I've had bad reactions to narcotics so unless I am with a medical person I can't take the stuff, So I'm stuck with perscription asprin and I will only be able to take four of those. ( Double sigh)
    Hubby was wonderful this morning, helped me to get up off the floor, got me an ice pack, looked up where the hospital is here in town, got him self dressed and helped me to get dressed made sure I had my purse, drove me to the hospital and filled out the paperwork for me. And all before his first cup of coffee!! Then he found where he could get a fresh cup and he brought me a cup in ER too. He was so sweet. :-)
    /i'm having a pitty party over this I do have to say that Hubby canceled his weekend and will be staying home so I'm not alone, and I think I am going to need some help getting undressed to. Sigh, I am so blessed and I thank God this was not so much worse and the fact that I will be able to figure out how to do things knowing that I do have two arms and hands and that I will have full mobility back, just not tomorrow. There are people that are wonderfully creative that would like my arms, hands, feet, sight, need I go on? No I don't.
    If you made it this far, thanks for letting me vent (small grin). I think that there is a lot worst that could be happening so I will take this dish and over come it! I might actually dust the house! :-)

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    I feel your pain. Like they say "life happens while you are making other plans".

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    oh no, you take care of yourself

    hugs hugs hugs

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    So sorry to hear about your day. May you heal well!

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    I'm so sorry about your wrist. I know what you mean about alarm clocks and sheets!! Sewing is difficult enough with two good hands -- can't imagine doing it with only one.

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    I'm glad you can find a bright side, and hope you feel better soon. Someone said we have to have days like that to appreciate the good days. I hope your quilt withdrawl isn't too severe, and that your pain isn't too bad. There are many good listeners here! Take care, and glad your hubby is so helpful.

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    Praying for quick healing.

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    Oh I am so sorry! I think the wrist might be a bigger problem for sewing than my broken ankle. The pain must be awful--I can't imagine. Hope the healing and recovery come soon. Must be hard to type too? This forum helped me get through the worst. Get well soon.

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    I hope you have a speedy recovery - but I do recommend you LISTEN to the DR. - don't try to do more than you should too soon... HUGS and PRAYERS to you! :)
    I feel your pain!!! 2 yrs ago I was walking in our garden with hubby... went to step over something, tripped and after a few stumbling steps, I body slammed myself face first onto very hard ground. I broke my humorus (not a darn thing funny about it!!) in two places and severly dislocated my shoulder. After a night in ER being drugged to the max and feeling the worst pain EVER, I ended up having to have a nerve block before they could relocate the shoulder. A week later I had a rod inserted into the bone from the shoulder to 1/2 way down to the elbow. I was laid up for a bad 6 months before I could sew.... and then it was with much pain. Now 2 yrs later, it still sometimes bothers me to reach up to put blocks on the design wall. But I WON'T let it stop me.

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    Wow, what a day! Yours trumps mine. Hope you're feeling better soon. :thumbup:

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    What a bummer. The broken wrist on top of not being able to sew. I hope you heal quickly and your pain is minimal. Take care of yourself and let others pamper you.

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    I hope you feel better soon. I got to rip apart my border 3 times. I am making a braided border out of blue jeans. Argghhhh!

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    I'm sorry you broke your wrist, but I'm almost sorrier that your plans went kaput. When you were talking about your weekend the other day, I envisioned being able to do that. I hope you heal quickly and maybe have that weekend you had planned.

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    Been there, done that. It is very inconvenient.

    Hope you heal quickly. You may need physical therapy to get your full range of motion back again. That was a surprise for me.

    You will amaze yourself at how you find yourself adapting when you want/need to do things.

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    OMG I feel your pain. Take care of yourself and know you are blessed to have such a wonderful husband by your side. Bet he even typed the post!

    About 10 years ago I was multitasking with a 3 pound Chihuahua in one arm and a full laundry basket of wet clothes in the other. That small step off the porch (known as a cinder block) was not enough footing for me and BAM down on the right knee. Chihuahua went flying, clothes all over the place. Ringing in my ears from the pain. I was speechless (for maybe the second time in my life!) and ended up tearing my maniscus (sp?) and the knee hasn't been the same since. Dog was fine - although I could have crushed her. Couldn't handle crutches because of the carpal tunnel and trigger finger in both hands. I made it thru but with pain meds by my side. I now have RA in the right knee.

    Sigh.....wishing you a speedy recovery and hope the time goes fast till you're back at the machine.

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    I think you had better stay in bed all weekend. Take care and listen to the doc's orders.

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    Ouch!!! I know you are in a lot of pain, but it could always have been worse. I hope you recover quickly and will be able to get back to doing what you love. Till then, you will be in our thoughts. :-( :XD:

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    So sorry this happened to you! Talk about a rotten day....
    You do seem to have a great attitude and that will help you get through the process of healing which seems to take forever, but really doesn't...be kind to yourself and listen to the docs. {{{HUGS}}}

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    What a terrible day!! :cry: Sometimes don't you wish we had a rewind button for our lives like we have on our DVD players so we could start over? :roll: I certainly hope you are feeling better soon!

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    Blessing to you. All things happen for a reason even though we might always see it or understand it. Maybe this is to spend undivided time with your Honey. Take care.

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    ((((HUGS))))

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    Your day couldn't get worse! Tomorrow must be better.

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    Once the pain subsides, mine took about 10 days, think of all the planning you can do. I went thru my patterns and picked out the fabrics and made kits out of them in large zip lock bags. Cut patterns out of my magazines and took many on line classes. Lots of quilting activities we normally don't have time for, I did. I didn't need physical theraphy but I still have a lump on the side of my wrist bigger than the right side. Enjoy a little down time and be good to yourself. Hugs

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    I'm sorry that you had such a rough day. I hope you have a speedy recovery and the the pain lessens for you quickly!!!

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    Poor you.. I hope you feel better soon.

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