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    time to talk about safety

    do not do what I did.I was standing on a chair in my fabric room-rearranging and fell off the chair-ouch-and broke my wrist.4-6 weeks in a cast and maybe even a pinning to go thru.So please do not stand on a chair.If this can help at least 1 person to be more careful that will be great.do not do what I did----please
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    Oh nooooooooooo. I'm so sorry to hear that. I had hand surgery and was in a cast for 8 weeks and only now just getting good use from my hand. I feel your pain. Just be patient and take good care of yourself. Nothing else you can do.

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    feel better soon.

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    My friend did the exact same thing in her mother's kitchen on Christmas Eve! Here's hoping surgery isn't needed and a speedy recovery!
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    Owwie! Sorry to hear this. Keep both feet on the floor!

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    Ohh noo...sorry to hear....ty for the warning.....must be carefull....hope you get back to normal real fast!!!! Take care....
    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    do not do what I did.I was standing on a chair in my fabric room-rearranging and fell off the chair-ouch-and broke my wrist.4-6 weeks in a cast and maybe even a pinning to go thru.So please do not stand on a chair.If this can help at least 1 person to be more careful that will be great.do not do what I did----please

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    My friends all envy me...I am 6' tall and can touch the ceiling in most rooms, so I don't have to get a chair! But could you come over to get things out of my bottom cupboards for me? I have 2 artificial knees and 2 artificial hips (and 6' tall, remember) so I don't bend like I used to. And no way can I sit on the floor or I would never get back up (without the aid of those cute firemen, anyway)! Sorry for your pain, call me next time!

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    Oh, so sorry to hear that. I hope you are back to normal function quickly! I will stay off of chairs - ty.

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    OOOOOOOOOOuch! Get well soon. Quilty Hugs and Blessings for a speedy recovery.
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    oh dear, that does put a crimp in ones productivity. Speedy recovery!
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    I am so sorry about your accident and injury. Thanks for posting a reminder for me. I too often stand on chairs.
    Hoping you have a speedy recovery.

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    Sure sorry this happened to you.
    Falling is something I worry about all the time. BTDT, just haven't broken anything, yet.

    Hope you can spend this time taking good care of yourself (and maybe perusing your quilt books for new ideas).

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    So sorry to hear that.....hope you are feeling better soon!!!

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    So sorry!!!!! I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!!! I thank you for the warning!!!!!

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    I have missed you posting your beautiful quilt tops. I hope you heal real fast. I have fairly low ceilings and just a one step step stool is all I need in most of the house. I'm 5' 7", not too short. I don't like bottom cabinets very much and only put big things in them.
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    I hope you heal quickly, and thanks for the warning. I always stand on chairs. I think it may be time for me to stop...

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    Very sorry to hear about your accident!!! Yes, please be safe everyone!! Find a small step ladder (either new or used)... the ones with something to hold on to!! When teaching science safety I told students so many times, "Accidents happen when you're doing what you are supposed to do!!"

    Oh...and please follow through with your physical therapy on that wrist!! Not fun, but so important!!!
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    Sorry to hear of your accident.

    It seems like we always make things worse for ourselves when we hurry. I'm bad about being too lazy to get out the step stool so I teeter around on a chair. One day I'll end up paying the piper.

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    Oh, I am so sorry for you. I hope you find something you can do to pass the time while you are getting better. Hope your healing goes good and fast.
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    Oh no! Now that I am older I do not ever cut corners when it comes to safety. I have to make myself slow down and do things right, not fast. It's hard to think I'm getting to that age but it's reality.
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    I gifted myself with a really nice 2 step metal folding stair last month. I was standing on a ROLLING chair in my sewing room and thought, "this is crazy!" So sorry you fell and broke your wrist.

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    OUCH, sorry to hear, hopefully all goes well.

    I broke my arm 9 yrs ago (just shy of compound). But it did not go as planned, the 6 wks + Physical Therapy. Did not heal properly and had to have it re-broke, graft from hip bone and plate put in. Followed by more PT, then surgery again, because plate was affecting mobility. So 1 year and 1 month, the Dr said I was done. But, I am a big believer in Physical Therapy.

    So, if you Dr. suggest PT do it. DH broke his wrist in high school (before PT was the norm) and he is limited because of it. As we get older our bodies, in general, start limiting us and broken bones just make things harder.

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    So sorry to hear about your accident. Broken bones are no fun. Made it all the way to 68 years without any broken bones, then broken vertebra. Most painful thing I ever had. Hope you heal quickly. Quilting on hold is not a good thing. Lucky for me, I can't get up on a chair anymore, so I HAVE to use a steps tool. I am vertically challenged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I'm 5' 7", not too short. I don't like bottom cabinets very much and only put big things in them.
    I'm 4'11" and I don't like bottom cabinets either--bad knees and back. Once I get down, I can't get back up. LOL I'm much safer on a step stool, always making sure I hang on.

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    Hope your recovery is quick and not too painful.

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