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Thread: I am so upset

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    Junior Member salisaquilter's Avatar
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    I fell day after Christmas and ruined my right shoulder. Actually dislocated it and after seeing the ortho Dr. yesterday he says I have torn the rota tor cuff.. He is setting surgery date.
    I WILL BE UNABLE TO SEW FOR MONTHS. MONTHS????????
    What am I to do????????????????????????? I just want to cry.
    I even have to lay magazine on the table to look at. I am really whining. POOOOOOOOOOOr me...
    At least I can watch and enjoy your works :-( :cry: :cry:

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    ooooh that sounds really painful!! So sorry to hear of your fall. Sending you good wishes for your surgery and a full recovery!

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    I'd start using the hand on the opposite side now while I have some control yet.

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    Bless your heart! Can you possible do some small hand sewing? That might help. Maybe you will just have to get your sewing fix here with us. Or you could PLAN projects from your stash. That could help...

    I am so sorry this happened to you. My mother had this particular surgery quite successfully, so I know you will do fine with it. The sooner the surgery, the sooner you can really sew though!!

    Hang in there. I feel for you.

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    I am very sorry to hear about your injury!! I've not sustained this injury, but I know as a physical therapist assistant that you have been in pain... We will be thinking of you and praying for a quick recovery after surgery. Please do what your doctor orders and what your therapist requests!! You can make an amazing recovery and be back to sewing and all the activities you enjoy even stronger. I'll be praying also for patience and perseverance!

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    I'm sorry that happened to you. Watch plenty of quilting shows.
    Wishing you a speedly recovery.

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    I'm so sorry. Maybe re-organzie your sewing area and plan a bunch of projects?

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    When I had my shoulder(s) done (3 times) I spent a lot of time looking at patterns and magazines and planning out some of the quilts that I wanted to make.
    Last Christmas, with my arm in a sling I was able to do some sewing. I did all my cutting before surgery, even used a bali pop that I had won, and with my (right) arm in the sling I could still feed fabrics into my sewing machine. I have a great sewing desk and it was the perfect height that my hand was at to be able to feed into the machine.
    Take care though, you do not want to overdo it!!!!!

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    I know exactly what you are going through. I had ot have hand surgery in May. I put it off for a couple of years as she said it would take over a year to heal. I couldn't do a darn thing for about 4 months. Then everytime I would try to quilt it would hurt so bad I would have to quit. Just be patient it will get better. I am finally able to quilt for a couple hrs at a time. Think fo all the time you can spend here. I didn't even know about the Quilting Board when I was disabled. Good luck and heal fast...

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    Sorry to hear about your injury. Will be praying for a speedy full recovery.

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    so sorry to hear of your injury

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    Sorry for your injury.

    I know what it is like to be down an arm for a while. Hang in there, you will be good as new soon.

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    You poor thing. That is just terrible! I cannot imagine. I sure hope you mend quickly!

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    So sorry to hear this! I have had this surgery too, the waiting for surgery and recovery time is tedious, but you will love the end results :wink: :D:D:D

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    That's sounds painful! I hope you're better soon and heal quickly.

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    Hopefully your therapist will be like mine. He encouraged me to use my shoulder as much as possible ( I have frozen shoulder but it is slowly getting better). He indicated that if I had stopped doing things it would get worst. I still don't have full extention of the right arms but my pain continues to lessen with use. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    I'm so sorry that you got hurt! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and patience while mending!

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your accident and the need for surgery. My brother just had this surgery done 2 months ago, but is doing great and you will too! Good luck and I'll be praying for you.

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    So sorry you're hurt. But like everyone is saying, you can at least plan for future projects.

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    I love your name! Raptureready! Good for you!

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    I wish you the best :-)

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    Oh I'm so sorry, may you get thru this time with all your friends on here. Prayers for you.

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    OH -- that's awful!!!!!!!! Would you be able to do handwork??? Like piecing by hand?????? I'd probably end up in an asylum!!!! I'm sending you gentle {{{HUGES}}}} and prayers you heal faster than the ortho thinks.

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    Oh dear i am so sorry for you that must be awful not being able to do your favorite hobby the frustration you must be going through as well,,

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    Aw, hope its better soon!

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