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Thread: quiltin is good therapy

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    i had stopped quiltin for a number of years when i started back to work as an over the road truck driver i had an accident and wound up with closed head injury [brain damage] my nuroligis thought it was great that i did quilting i dose a lot of help in the memory area and it helps get back some of my orginiznalional skills spelling is still not that good yet but it will come anyway my doctor says i have made a lot of improvement just by poecing things together so if you know a person with brain damage get them quilting

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    What a great idea!!! Good luck to you!

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    You have an excellent attitude! Keep up the good work. I'm sure your little assistant brings tons of happiness into your life. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Good luck to you and happy quilting.

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    Wow, i read about your problem after I saw your guilt and applique and yes the doctor knows much because you looks terrific throw your work
    Thanks 4 sharing advice.

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    I'm so glad you are doing better. Your possitive attitude has a lot to do with that I'm sure :thumbup: I had put my quilting on hold when my mother became ill. My sister put her life totally on hold and moved in with her. I helped as much as I could. After she passed away we hit a rough patch to say the least. Lack of concentration, motivation, the whole bit. I was councelled to push myself to get back to my quilting. And believe me, I did have to push. But the more I did it, the better I felt. The thing is, when you are quilting you can't worry or dwell on the negative in your life. You are focused on what you are doing. Quilting is the best "therapy" I have ever come across. The look, the feel, the smell and the action of doing something are all positives :!: My sister was not a quilter buy a beautiful seemstress. As she would say, I drug her kicking and screaming into quilting :wink: She still does her regular sewing but is now quilting some, too. She has made some of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen :thumbup: :thumbup: God gave us fabric, needles, thread and the ability to do something with them for a purpose :D We can either wallow or we can create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    What a great idea!!! Good luck to you!
    Yes, best of luck.

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    Welcome, minnow, and best of luck to you! We'll be looking forward to you progress!

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    sooooo..... just so i understand correctly you are saying quilting is great therapy..ok so now i have an excuse to go buy more fabric!...ooh so now its retail therapy!
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    Glad to hear that quilting is helping you to get back into the swing of things. Waiting to see what you create.

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    Wonderful! As a RN for over 44 yrs, I can appreciate the tremendous effort it was for you to get better.
    Best wishes!
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    good luck minnow, keep on quilting!! It is great theropy, nad you have proven that.

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    Prayers for you and keep up the good work!

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    I agree that quilting is WONDERFUL therapy. I have MS and have quite a bit of numbness in my hands and have developed more dexterity issues. Quilting helps me with keeping the dexerity of my hands even with the extreme numbness and spasticity issues. Plus - it is wonderful to be able to give your children/family/friends a quilt that you designed and made just for them. My neurologists know that quilt and considers it be great therapy for my hands and mind.
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    Best of luck to you! Keep up the quilting.

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    You're doing great. I've seen your block and it's really good. At least your doctor knows quilting is good. The best of luck to you in your recovery!

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    Keep on truckin' both of you.

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    Good for you! My Mom had Alzheimer Disease and her quilting skills were the last things she finally lost. Not only is quilting a wonderful therapy, it also brings great beauty into our world as well as warmth and comfort. Keep on quilting!

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    glad your back to quilting. I think it helps us all in keeping our minds sharp and working.

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    :) My heart and prayers go to you and most of all for being so brave to share you're story,my self I appereicate it very much I work in a home with problems as this and understanding goes a long way, thank you agin for the sharing and bless you

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    youre doing great greta job keep it up for us thanks

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    So glad to hear that you're doing better!! And there are no "spelling police" on the board either!! :D

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    Good for you, minnow! Keep it up! Your spelling isn't as bad as you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnow895
    i had stopped quiltin for a number of years when i started back to work as an over the road truck driver i had an accident and wound up with closed head injury [brain damage] my nuroligis thought it was great that i did quilting i dose a lot of help in the memory area and it helps get back some of my orginiznalional skills spelling is still not that good yet but it will come anyway my doctor says i have made a lot of improvement just by poecing things together so if you know a person with brain damage get them quilting
    This is so interesting! I have a friend who was a master teacher at the time of her illness (encephalitis (sp?). One of her children had chicken pox and that's how her body reacted to it. To make a very long and sad story short, she suffered brain damage and can no longer teach. If I can get her still long enough, I will try to get her involved. She is very active in a lot of things. She joined a line dancing group, cleans houses, and takes care of her grandchildren. She has come a very long way. She re-learned to read with her twins that were in the first grade. Nouns are her biggest hurdle. She rarely remembers my name, but it's getting better. She is very intelligent so has found ways to let us know what she is thinking. For instance, when she wants to name my son, she says something like this:"I saw your boy (son) who is my brother's good friend."

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    Minnow...I've seen the pictures you have posted of your work, it's fantastic!
    I've been an OTR trucker too (team with my hubby)harder work than it seems like...did you have your accident in the truck?

    I'm sure glad you survived the wreck, even if you do have some problems because of it. Sounds like you had that trucker's angel on your shoulder!

    You hang in there...and keep quilting!!

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    i did not wreck the truck it was a loading accident i was a flat bedder i am not shure what happened but i was told the wind caught one of the straps i was throwing over my load and a hook end came back and caught me in the face it happened in 2007 my doc says if i don't rember now i am not going to all i remaber is standing by my trailor looking down ansd see a lot of blood on the ground this kinda of thing happens when companies push there drivers to hard i was to tired to go and get that load but my dispatcher threatened to fire me if i didnot go load it that day so i just did what he told me to

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