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    Delays!

    Howdy yall ☺

    Well...we were hoping to get moved by the end of the month so I could get started on remodelling the one-car garage/shed in the back yard to turn it into my sewing room. But Tuesday morning at 3:00 AM I went to the ER with severe back pain. Next thing I know, I'm in an ambulance being transferred to another hospital. Turns out that my back pain was actually my heart hurting into my back! I had to have a heart cath and had a stent put in. Now I have to take it easy for two weeks before I can get to work on the move, which will rush us too much on getting in by the end of the month! So now we're shooting for being in the other house by the end of May. DANGIT!!! I've been so excited to get started! We went to Lowe's Monday afternoon to buy all the paint we needed for the interior of the house, and of course I was pricing doors, windows, flooring, countertops, etc for my sewing room while we were there. Oh well...I'll come back better than ever and get it done. I just HATE delays when I'm excited! *grumble*

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    You know what they say about the best laid plans.... Sorry for the delay but very thankful you got the treatment you needed in time. Take care!

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    Some delays can't be expected. Your health is important so rest as you have been told the new sewing room can wait a few weeks.
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    ​Lucky, lucky, lucky! Thankfully the stint is in and you are on the road to recovery.

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    Just Good Lord trying to tell you to take your time and take it easy.

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    Tessagin has it right. Let yourself take the time to heal completely and well so you don't have a set back.
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    Aren't you Lucky and Blessed to have caught it in time!! Just the one stent?? All that work will still be waiting on you so just slow down and enjoy the downtime doing something else! Glad you are OK as women do have different heart attack signs than men!

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    Please don't grumble. Be glad that you nipped this problem in the bud before anything more serious occurred to your health! Try to always look at the brighter side of an obstacle. You are going to have time to work on your studio and then enjoy it!
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    I agree with all the above. That heart and body needs to rest NOW. So make yourself take it easy and maybe work with something with your hands. The move and or shed into a sewing room will have to get done later. You've been without it until now, the stent just makes you have more time when you do get it done.

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    Patience is not my strong trait either but, seems you have no choice.
    After you are healed you will be able to work better. So glad it wasn't worse than it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Please don't grumble. Be glad that you nipped this problem in the bud before anything more serious occurred to your health! Try to always look at the brighter side of an obstacle. You are going to have time to work on your studio and then enjoy it!
    Well said, I could not agree more. Better now than in the middle of your move. Take care!

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    As one who had 3 bypasses and a porcine valve with no symptoms except extreme fatigue, I am grateful for every day, believe me!

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    WOW, glad you're on the mend! Take the extra time to fine tune your plans and I'm sure you will come up with more ideas for that final space.
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    Please do concentrate on taking care of YOU! The sewing room project will come along later, and you can pace yourself, and perhaps even delegate the heavy lifting, etc. Please don't overdo it.
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    Thank goodness you went into the E.R.
    You are far more precious than a sewing room.
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    Your health is #1. The rest will follow.......take care
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    Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery! Excellent! You'll have lots of energy to enjoy your new space when it's finished!
    P. S. Thank you so much for sharing your symptoms with us here. Just a reminder that we all need to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us!
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    Get feeling better and rest up. I spent 4 days last weekend in hospital and still have infection in calf and have to spend too much time in craftmatic bed with leg up, hope it gets better soon, so much to do and I have to rest, so do rest too so we can get back to work.

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    Donna I so agree with everyone's comments, this is an unanswered Prayer as the song goes. This might have happened to prevent you from being alone in your new studio and something terrible happen to your heart. The garage/shed isn't going anywhere, it will be waiting patiently for you to bring it to life! Perhaps during your rest you can look back over your pictures of your new home being built and share them with me...I mean the rest of the board members. I'm sure everyone wants to see your new house with all your work of picking Windows, paint, flooring etc. Take care of yourself and read some quilting magazines for ideas to create in your new studio!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtisme View Post
    Donna I so agree with everyone's comments, this is an unanswered Prayer as the song goes. This might have happened to prevent you from being alone in your new studio and something terrible happen to your heart. The garage/shed isn't going anywhere, it will be waiting patiently for you to bring it to life! Perhaps during your rest you can look back over your pictures of your new home being built and share them with me...I mean the rest of the board members. I'm sure everyone wants to see your new house with all your work of picking Windows, paint, flooring etc. Take care of yourself and read some quilting magazines for ideas to create in your new studio!
    Jeri
    Actually, our "new house" wasn't built for us. We are moving into my husband's parent's house. But shortly after my DFIL passed away, my MIL said, "Ricky would never let me have any colors on the walls other than white, so now I'm going to paint them the color I want!". So she had them painted the gaudiest shade of green you've ever seen! LOL! She painted this color in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway. Two weeks ago I told my 23 year old autistic daughter that we were going to move into grandma's house and asked her what she thought of that. The first words out of her mouth were, "Paint da walls Mrs. Mom?" Even she knows ugly when she sees it! LOL! I assured her that we were going to paint the walls, and even let her pick the color she wants for her room! She picked a royal blue, and I am going to start at the top with a clear glaze, then gradually add the blue to it so that it is darker at the bottom. This will make it look like the ocean, and I will paint "sand" at the bottom and paint on seaweed and fish to make it sort of a mural on her wall. Our bedroom will have a mural as well. 😃

    Donna

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    Dear Donna,
    Happy to hear that you got your heart problem discovered before it was permanently disabling!
    Maybe you can use the recovery time to plan details of your sewing room set-up? Someone's hint here a while back was to make graph paper cut-outs of all the furniture, and try out arrangements. It works!
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