Sunday, April 26, 2015

How quickly things can change.........

How quickly things can change...........busy one minute and in an instant an injury can change everything. I hurt my knee several weeks ago.....I mean I REALLY hurt my knee. I couldn't even bend my knee to get into the car to go to the emergency room. So.......I have done nothing else but take care of this knee. I have had injuries before and lots of physical therapy. I am working with it daily and can now bend it half way and I am pleased with the results. Yes I will still see a doctor as this knee has been giving me grief for a while. I guess I don't want to hear the words "knee replacement" just yet.

I have not done anything work related for weeks. But my son is working on new frames for my motto samplers.  We have been making frames for almost 10 years now and I wanted to add this one with fretwork along the sides.

Antique-motto-sampler-style-Kit-to-stitch-Scotland-the-Brave-new
I really like how they have turned out and I am sure he will do well with them.

Have I been up to anything else? No..........it's amazing that you can't think of much to do when you are in a lot of pain. And it makes you stop and think about what is really important to you in life. My family. Plain and simple. I plan on spending less time on work and a lot more time with my family when I am up and around again.

Thank you for checking in on me with the inactivity on the blog......the regulars knew there was something wrong but I promise to be up and around again real soon and have some new things to post. I dropped the new variegated floss and linen when I hurt my knee but I will get back to it soon.

I hope you are enjoying spring.....stitching projects.....and most of all, time with your families.

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

91 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear of your painful knee! I hope you heal well and quickly.

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  2. Oh Nancy, I am sorry to hear about your knee injury. Hopefully you will heal quickly and NOT need the replacement..... Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....

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    1. Thank you....taking it one day at a time.

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  3. I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering what you had been up to. I am sorry that you have injured your knee. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that it heals fully and you won't need that knee replacement yet.

    Robin in Virginia

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  4. I'm so very sorry you've been sidelined with this injury, but doesn't stillness give us a new perspective! blessings, marlene

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    1. Thank you....and it sure gave m a wake-up call.

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  6. Get well soon, Nancy. You are an inspiration to all of us - in more ways than one.

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  7. Oh I am so sorry Nancy! I hope everything will work out well!AriadnefromGreece!

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  8. Oh dear Nancy...i do hope that you'll be back to scratch in no time! And yes....family and spending time with them ...essentially that is the most important isn't it :) Take care of yourself!

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  9. Hope your knee is better soon, although you are getting a well deserved rest. You are so right, family is the most important thing.

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  10. siento mucho lo de tu rodilla , esas lesiones son muy dolorosas , espero que estes mejor ,esos marcos son una preciosidad ,felicita a tu hijo por el trabajo

    besitos

    Mari

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  11. Hope you start healing quickly. (((HUGS)))

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  12. Hoping that your are feeling better very soon.
    And be careful with your knee. Please be patient. It needs some time before the whole recovering
    huggs
    Judith

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    1. Thank you! The progress is slow but I will be patient.

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  13. Oh Nancy so very sorry that you have been in pain but glad you are headed in the right direction. I've been in some pain my self the last couple of months. First with an Achilles Tendon problem in my left heel and then as soon as I finished PT 2 weeks later a horrible gout flare in my right foot. I didn't even know I had gout! You are so right you can't think when you hurt. Stay on the road to recovery! Sending Hugs and Prayers -- Rose

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    1. Thank you! Yes......the progress sure is slow and painful. I take one day at a time.

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    2. Sorry to hear you are having trouble too. You take care too......my goodness we are a pair!

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  14. Thanks for letting us know what you're going through. You'll certainly be in my prayers. Don't overdo!

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  15. Blessings on your healing, I hope you are not in a hurry to get back to work healing is more important.
    Love that frame, so beautiful.

    Blessing and Prayers
    Catherine

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    1. Thank you! And believe me, there is nothing fast about this recovery. It's going to take a long time. I will tell my son what you said about his frame.

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  16. You and you son are so talented.
    I am still praying for you Nancy. You are so right about intense pain stealing our focus.

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    1. Thanks Vickie. It's not over 'till I win! One of my favorite mottoes.

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  17. Espero que no tarde mucho en la curación ,un saludo

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  18. Doesn't it seem like a tremendous waste of time if you don't feel like
    stitching when providence has sent you a lot of sitting time?
    Be patient and healing will follow.

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    1. Now that the terrible pain has eased I will think about stitching. It's amazing how pain stops you dead in your tracks. And patience is a virtue......

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  19. I'm sorry to hear about your knee. Keep up the good work trying to rehab it.

    Pain not only hurts but it's stressful...no surprise that it's prevented you from your stitching and work.

    I hope you continue to improve!

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  20. I feel for you, dear Nancy! My husband has had 1 1/2 knee replacements, the first ay age 43 (I think, he was quite young and he has done quite well with them too). My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your injury! Good luck!

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  21. Sorry to hear about your knee problems...wishing you a speedy recovery. Family are so important....enjoy them and spend as much time with them as you can.

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  22. Hope your knee is getting better.

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  23. Sorry to read about your knee. I hope it heals quick and that the pain is less and less.

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  24. Oh no! I am sad to hear you are hurting. I will be praying for your recovery!
    Jessica

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  25. All you can do is give yourself all the time you need to heal.
    Hope you get better soon Nancy. love Annette

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  26. Que se mejore! Desde Burgos, España, un abrazo!!!

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear about your injury!
    Bad things shouldn't happen to good people, and you're one of the best.
    Sending best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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    1. Thank you....what a sweet thing to say. I am blessed to have so many good friends.

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  28. I'm so sorry that you are in pain. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. I'm so sorry about your knee. I hope it heals soon.

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  30. ...another well wish for your knee!! You have it right, enjoy your family now! Don't wait!! 8*)

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  31. Take care of yourself Nancy! And family is certainly more important that any other things. It puts things into perspective when you or someone close to you gets hurt. If I can help out in any way with your floss, please let me know. My offer is still good.

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  32. Wishing you a seedy recovery! Make sure you look after yourself and take it easy. We'll all still be here when you recover!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love my faithful followers!

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  33. So sorry you're having so much trouble with your knee, and I hope it'll soon be better! Take care and rest!

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  34. I do hope your knee is better soon and that you didn't do any serious damage to it. The frame is gorgeous!

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  35. I am sorry about your knee; I hope you will baby yourself for awhile and have a speedy recovery. Love the frame! Will you be selling them? Take good care of yourself, and enjoy this time with your family!

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    1. Thank you. And yes, the frames are for sale in my ebay store.

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  36. Hello Nancy,

    Am so sorry to read about your knee! I hope you have gone to see the doctor by now! Fingers crossed perhaps a steroid injection might do the trick. My mom injured her wrist and couldn't bend or move it at all and somehow one injection worked like a magical cure. Wish I was as lucky with my back. Apologies for not having responded to any further emails, I too have been out of rotation and laying in bed checking blogs feeling somewhat lonely without much of a stitchy bug. I love most of the threads - my favorites are the new variegated ones and a blue/brown that is simply define. I also adore the scrumptious one color variegations! There are about 10 skeins with some spotting, but all and all I am very happy and will absolutely come back for more thread and some of your designs.
    Please get better soon - having chronic pain is absolutely awful. I will be praying and thinking of you hoping you'll recover soon!

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  37. Thank you and I hop your back is better soon.

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  38. Look after yourself. Sending prayers and hugs. x

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  39. Take care! I hope you will be feeling better soon! Knee pain isn't any fun.

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    1. Thank you! And you sure are right about knee pain. 4 weeks later and I can still hardly bend this stiff knee with the pain.

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  40. I hope you will be feeling better soon!
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Thank you. It is not getting better so I will have to give in and go to the doctor....soon!

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  41. I am so sorry that you have been in so much pain! I have been on such a roller coaster ride with my husband's stuff last year, new stuff this year, and now my son... so that I have not had a whole lot of time to do much of anything except tend to them. But I totally agree, Family comes first! The rest.... it can wait! Speaking of rest... you keep doing that... and get to a doctor when you can! Big hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much. This pain has kept me from doing anything....but rest. 4 weeks later and I can now bend the leg half way.....hoping I will get full use of it again. So many of my friends have had health issues.....sending out prayers for everyone! Take care.

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  42. Nancy I am so sorry to read of your knee injury! It hurts..I know...I have 2 bad knees. Please have in looked at. There is a good possibility you only need physical therapy to heal this new injury.Take care of yourself and be well. You have my best wishes.

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    1. Thanks Deb.....I will need to see a specialist. 5 weeks later and it is still painful and only bends a little.

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