Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In For Repairs

Dear Friends,

Just a quick note to say that I'll be away from my sewing machine, desk and computer for a couple of weeks.  I'm going in for a tune-up of sorts.  This week I'll be having my first hip replacement and will be recovering awhile at home.  This is my second joint replacement (left knee was done 9 years ago), and in 7 more weeks, I'll be having another.  Cursed with the big "A" Rheumatoid and Osteo arthritis.  

My co-worker Deb will keep orders going while I'm on R&R, and my wonderful family will take good care of me.  The people close to me know this has been a long time coming and we will all be glad when it's over.  

I have to give a big shout out to all the wonderful women I am blessed to work with at Marcus Fabrics.  They have been more than understanding and supportive of me in preparing for these surgeries, and together, we have worked triple overtime getting three more fabric lines into production ahead of my surgery.  You'll have lots of new fabrics and quilts to inspire you coming soon.  

You know I often speak about how my mind lives a lot of the day in the 19th century, and today I'm so, so glad we're living in the 21st century because if not, my future would be very different in that I'd likely be confined to a wheelchair.  Much to be grateful for and I'm so blessed. Keep a good thought for me and I'll be back soon.  

Just didn't want you to wonder where I'd gone to!

45 comments:

  1. Wishing you well and a speedy recovery! Thank you for all you have done to inspire my creativity...maybe some hand piecing while you recover? I loved that post! Sending hugs your way!

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  2. Hi Pam! You will be as good as new in no time!! I had my left hip replaced in March and I'm so thankful to all of the doctors and nurses that helped me get back to my "real" life. You take good care and know that we all are sending warm healing vibes and prayers your way!!

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  3. Prayers for all to go well and you're up and around in no time! Laura V. ninepatch@hotmail.com

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  4. Will be praying for you and your doctors as you go through this challenging time. I am excited for you to feel better!!

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  5. good luck to you - hope you heal fast and recover quickly!

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  6. Hugs and prayers to you Pam - will be thinking of you!

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  7. Pam, I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Hope you have a very smooth surgery and recovery. Once you are feeling a little better, think of all the hand stitching you can get done on those triangle blocks you are doing!!

    Best of Luck,
    Charlotte

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  8. Prayers for you and your doctors. God speed for a full recovery and wishes that you can still do some crafty handwork while you are recovering.

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  9. Wishing you all the best☺Hugs♥

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear that you need hip replacements, Pam, but as you say, what a blessing to live at a time when it's possible to give people back painless mobility. I had both hips replaced about a dozen years ago and remember the first part of the recovery was painful and oh-so-limiting, but then - wow! to walk without pain was amazing. I recommend a stack of good books, if you're a reader, or a list of movies to watch. Blessings to you and your doctors for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  11. Best wishes on your recovery! I hope you can keep your hands and mind busy while your hips are mending. Ditto the suggestions for books and movies, and some kind of hand work. When I had spine surgery that was the only thing that kept me from going nuts.

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  12. Good luck, Pam !! I had hip replacement last December, and with the new techniques available and physical therapy my recovering was pretty easy ! I wish you the same luck !! Hip replacement is much different that knee replacement !

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  13. I will keep you in my prayers. Get well quickly.

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  14. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery and enjoy a speedy recovery.

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  15. good luck on your surgery and a speedy recovery my husband had right hip done last Jan and will have the other one done this Jan he is trying to get thru deer hunting season take care

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  16. Wishing you a speedy & easy recovery! I had my hip replaced 1 yr. ago, it was a breeze. Fell in May and broke my Femur, that was not so easy. Now, I have kicked my walker & cane to the curb and I am almost as good as new. No more pain......Yea!! Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

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  17. Take care of yourself and have a good recovery. Hugs,

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  18. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

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  19. Well wishes coming your way, as well as prayers. You'll be back to yourself with a much better hip soon:)

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  20. Sending many healing oughts to you. Take good care of yourself.
    Well wishe from the Big Sky State- Montana.
    T. J.

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  21. Good luck with the surgery,looking forward to you being back online.

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  22. Wishing you well, Pam. Take time to heal and sew lots of hexies. I will be working on your pin cushions for Christmas gifts and thinking of you.

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  23. Wishing you well, Pam. Take time to heal and sew lots of hexies. I will be working on your pin cushions for Christmas gifts and thinking of you.

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  24. Prayers for you and a speedy recovery! You are so right about being thankful for medical improvements! My mom had RA and spent the last years of her life so unable to get around and in constant pain and passed away at a young age due to the medicine she took for her RA. I often think about how different things would be for her today. My husband just had knee surgery and boy they have those surgeries down to an art! Take care and enjoy a little R&R! :)
    Nancy
    eddnancy@msn.com

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  25. Hope everything goes well for you, Pam. Take things easy for the first few days or weeks, what ever you need. We'll all be here waiting to hear how you are doing. Glad you have a good group of people to take care of you.

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  26. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Pam. Hope the surgery goes well and that you're feeling better soon.

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  27. Rest up and heal quick! Yes....I'd love to pick all the good from the past and blend it in with all the good of the present too! :-)

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  28. I'm sending prayers to guide your surgeon's hand and that he/she is having a tip-top day when operating on you! looking forward to your new lines of fabric, too! hugs,

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  29. Wishing you a speedy recovery Pam.

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  30. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  31. We are pretty lucky that things like this can be done to improve our quality of life. Good luck with your surgery--I hope you heal quickly and so you can get back to the 19th century!

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  32. Wishing you a very speedy recovery!! All the best!
    Big quilty hug!

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  33. I've had both hips replaced, one year apart, and it really gave me my life back! From what I've heard, it's much easier than knee, and you've already done that; your pain and gait will be SO much better! Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and stick with that physical therapy; it makes all the difference! Quilty hugs!

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  34. Oh Pam. I have both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, have had both hips and one knee replaced, and have no discs in my lower lumbar spine. Should have the other knee replaced, but the replaced knee hurts worse than the unreplaced knee. Wishing you all the best during your recovery, of course you know to do what the doctors tell you to do, and do an extra push-up or leg lift during rehab just to annoy them. :-)
    Extra little natural arthritis pain killer to sprinkle on your food in the morning: take one part ground cinnamon, one part sweet curry, and 1/4 to 1/2 part powdered ginger, mix well, and put in an old salt shaker. Two or three dashes of this really works, you don't know how well until you go on vacation and realize you forgot to pack the salt shaker!

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  35. Wishing you a good surgery and uneventful recovery! So grateful for good medical procedures that really do make our lives so much better.....than years ago. Take care and hope you can enjoy your time of rest.

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  36. Now not only will you be the energizer bunny but the bionic women!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  37. HOpe everything goes well Pam, and you are up and about again soon :-)

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  38. Positive thoughts and wondrous prayers heading your way!!

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  39. Best wishes and have a speedy recovery!

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  40. Wishing you a safe and speedy recovery, and we'll all be here when you return.

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  41. Oh, praying for a healthy recovery for you. Bless you.

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  42. Pam,
    I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you. Sending prayers your way.

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