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Thread: Laid Up & Quilting

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    community benefactor stevendebbie25's Avatar
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    Just a friendly catch up. I'm SOOO excited. I had double eye surgery, and it's healing nicely. They tested my eyes Wed. before Christmas, and my visual field has greatly increased, my 'light' perception has also increased. Now they say when they replace my lens in both eyes, I should see pretty clear...BIG improvement, unbelievable. I still have a distortion that's not fixable, it's "in the brain" so that's probably lost roaming around forever in there.

    This Wed. I'm having my 4th foot surgery, PLEASE let this be the last. So, I'll be laid up a while, and will be piecing the yo yo's I've received into that cancer quilt (hand stitching work). I have the centeral ribbon designed. I'll just keep working to see what size it turns out. Yes, I'll post a photo when I get done.

    So, packed up Christmas, cleaning house, tonight organizing the sewing room, lining everything up so I can "have something to do" when I can't get around. And we have a blizzard coming Wed to Sun, good time to be down I guess. At least my husband is home (vacation time) to take care of me. Had a wonderful Christmas with 3 of our daughters, 11 of us home.

    Thank you all again for helping me with yo yo's and cancer fabric. Now that Christmas is behind me, I'll be moving forward on these new projects. I appreciate you all so much for your help & support. Debbie

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    Oh my gosh Debbie....I am so sorry you are having so much trouble! I will be praying for a speedy recover for you! I haven't seen you on Chat lately but might have just missed you. I hope your surgery goes well. Good luck!

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    Prayers for a successful recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    Oh my gosh Debbie....I am so sorry you are having so much trouble! I will be praying for a speedy recover for you! I haven't seen you on Chat lately but might have just missed you. I hope your surgery goes well. Good luck!
    Thanks Qbee... I wasn't "seeing" enough to visit chat for a while. Then Christmas & family. Now preparing again.
    Surgery doesn't bother me, this will be my 41st in 30 yrs.
    I just want it finally over. Very happy on the news of my eyes. I pop in sometimes on chat, but if I don't feel I can "visit" I usually pop out again. Maybe when I'm stuck "down" I'll be more in chat too.
    Thank you for the well wishes, Debbie

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    I hope all goes well! It's nice that you will have something quilty to do while you are laid up.

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    Get well soon and I hope the weather isn't too bad.

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    Wow Debbie - you've sure had your fair share. Time to relax and let everyone wait on you. Take care of yourself. Sounds like you have a good project to keep you busy.

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    Good Luck - I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you.

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    Prayers and well-wishes coming your way. Hope you enjoy your time hand-piecing.

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    Best of luck to you in 2011. May you have a healthy & happy New Year!

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    Good luck to you.

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    Get well soon!

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    Debbie, I am new to this site, I hope all goes well for you. I can't imagine so many surgeries. I myself had foot surgery on 12/20 and am stuck in bed for 2 weeks with my foot elevated, but nothing compared what you are going through. I wish you the best of luck and I will pray for you. Hope you have a Happy New Year and Best Wishes.

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    Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. It sounds like you're getting your nest built before Wednesday. Blessings for a New Year.

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    Hi Debbie - Grateful to read about your improved eyesight! Please do keep us updated on your upcoming foot surgery - what are you having done? I've had surgeries on both feet this year - which have required me to be non- weight bearing for a grand total of 14 weeks - so I can relate to you about getting everything ready :) I'm just now starting PT on my second foot - but still can't drive...good thing there is on-line shopping :)

    Keep us posted and trusting for a successful outcome for your foot!

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    Get well soon sounds like youve been thru alot...

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    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    You are in my thoughts and prayer. I am glad the eye surgery helped.

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    get well soon

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    Hi Debbie, sounds like a good plan you have while being laid up. I also had 2 foot surgeries a couple of years ago. What are you having done??
    I'm doing great, by the way! :) Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Hi Debbie, sounds like a good plan you have while being laid up. I also had 2 foot surgeries a couple of years ago. What are you having done??
    I'm doing great, by the way! :) Good luck!
    This being my forth, I hope I turn out like you, wonderful.
    I broke a bone off between a loading dock accident, and no insurance, no workers comp, the company got huge fines from our state, I got shafted and pay my own medicals. The first surgery, removed the bone, put a screw in. The screw didn't hold, for 2 wks it was rolling around and cutting tissue. Doc finally believed me, went back in, removed the screw. The foot healed with so much scar tissue, it grew/pulled over sideways. Diff. doc went in, rerouted the tendons, new screws, cut the heel in 1/3s to shift it and straighten the foot, put 2 bolts in. Still lots of pain a year out. Next doc now went in, removed the bolts which where working their way out, removed lots of scar tissue pushing on the akilies (sp?) tendon, and bone growth, and cut the tendon vertically. Hoping this relieves the pain in that heel so I can walk normal.

    I had 3 shoulder surgeries, it would dislocated, and I'd tear out the repair. Last time, they did diffference of a thread to a thick yarn in sutures strength, no problems so far. 2nd on a wrist, have a cyst growth on & around my main artery, cutting off circulation. They removed it but couldn't get it all, got a vascular surgeion to remove it all, but he also did carpel tunnel which I had no problems with (said it's routine, like when tonsils came out when I was a kid), but now that hand has way more pain than it did before, and I'm having lots of trouble with crutches now. My body don't like me, and I'm realatively healthy. Low blood pressure, low cholesterol, about 20 lbs overweight but active (short), do not live on pain pills and work with pain, sort of get used to it I think. Hope this works. I think Steven is also getting tired of all the medical, not me, we're very close, he feels bad I'm going through all this, but it's not as bad as it could be, so many have it way worse. I'll heal, and hope this time it all works. Thanks for prayers and good thoughts. Debbie

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    You are like the energizer bunny!!! Hope everything goes well! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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