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Thread: The joys of sewing with MS.....

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    I've lost a lot of sensation in my feet and legs, makes things like walking a challenge, also kind of hard to know what I'm stepping on. So, I'm sewing tonite, put my foot back on the foo tpedal to resume stitching, my machine won't go, tap it a few more times, still no go. Getting very annoyed by this time (doesn't take long--my sewing room is hot). Tapped a little more aggressively.........the dog finally got up and moved.

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    :lol:
    Funny-about the dog, of course, not MS. My SIL has had it for quite awhile and has some very bad days.
    Then again, I guess the dog didn't think it was funny.

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    not so funny but made me chuckle any way

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    Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are giving us a laugh, even though your life can be very frustrating. I'm glad you can enjoy your sewing and the quilting board in spite of your difficulties.

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    Just keep on tapping! Take care of yourself and many blessings sent your way. I have a friend with MS,too,and she is so fun to be with!

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    :roll: :lol:

    Hope most of your days are good.

    You must have a very patient dog.

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    I have MS and I laughed so hard because I can relate so well.
    Thanks for sharing

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    I can laugh too, with you. I'm going to a quilt retreat with my SIL next week up in northwestern Wyoming. My BIL has had MS for 10+ years and it's a struggle, but he does awesome things!

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    I don't have MS and have done this, but with my cat. Cat took a long time to leave!! I figured he liked it...

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    I guess the dog didn't like it.

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    Love your humor, it will serve you well :)
    Poor pooch! LOL

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    LOL, the sense of humor is still there! Cute story

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipp5
    I've lost a lot of sensation in my feet and legs, makes things like walking a challenge, also kind of hard to know what I'm stepping on. So, I'm sewing tonite, put my foot back on the foo tpedal to resume stitching, my machine won't go, tap it a few more times, still no go. Getting very annoyed by this time (doesn't take long--my sewing room is hot). Tapped a little more aggressively.........the dog finally got up and moved.
    How ironic that this happened to me a while back but differently. I too have MS and was ready to stitch and go. Well the machine didn't run. I checked the power cord, the light was on but kept hitting the pedal. Finally I realized I wasn't hitting the table but the "foot" of the table leg!

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    I'm sorry to learn you have MS but I'm glad you have use of your limbs so you can enjoy sewing.

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    I admire your determination and love your sense of humor.

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    Funny story! I have to share it w/ all my friends now..

    Hugs to you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipp5
    I've lost a lot of sensation in my feet and legs, makes things like walking a challenge, also kind of hard to know what I'm stepping on. So, I'm sewing tonite, put my foot back on the foo tpedal to resume stitching, my machine won't go, tap it a few more times, still no go. Getting very annoyed by this time (doesn't take long--my sewing room is hot). Tapped a little more aggressively.........the dog finally got up and moved.
    :XD: That is so funny, hope the dog wasn't hurt and has a sense of humor. I have the same problem with MS, can't even FIND the footpedal without locating it first by eye.

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    Thanks for the laugh. But more so thank you for your example of courage and inspiration.

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    So funny. Sorry to here you have MS. very frustrating I'm sure. Hope your dog is ok

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    LOL, hope your dog wasn't too upset with you :)

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    Oh, you brought me back some memories of my dear Mother...Thank you and please, keep sewing.
    Kirsten

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    "Laugh and the world laughs with you". It is so great that you can still appreciate this because the rest of that quotation does you no good at all. I so admire your "spunk".

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    Poor dog! It must be frustrating for you. My sister was an artist and developed MS after the birth of her second child. I know how difficult it was for her. I hope you are able to sew for a long, long time.

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    lol! That is funy! Poor dog probably thought he was getting a massage. A sense of humor helps in all things!!

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    From a fellow MS quilter I say "been there: done that!''. Everything from table legs to hubby's foot! Wouldn't it be nice to know where your feet are???????? Good sewing and good health to you. Linda

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