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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2116673 views.

From: lppenguins


Hi Carolyn, and everyone. Gosh I didn’t realize how many days I haven’t logged on. 
well I had my other hand surgery done on 
July 22. Boy it was so much more than the other hand. I have been having trouble with the casts. 
they put the first cast on at my 1st follow up. It was to stay o for 2 weeks, I was back in 7 days in so much pain, come to find out the pin was caught on the casting material and was on a nerve. They took it off, and pulled the pin out. 
they put in another cast. Less than 7 days later I again went back in awful pain, they took off that cast too. He said I was just having a reaction to the casts. I felt it was more that with 3 different surgery sites. Side,bottom, and thumb the cast was just to heavy and tight putting pressure right on one site or another. 
thankfully he said let’s just put it in a brace for the last 3 weeks, and then we can start physical therapy. I am VERY happy. 

in 24 hrs I have regained feeling in my thumb and I can move my fingers together, bending up and down. .    It still has a long way to go to heal but I feel about 1/2 as much pain and feel hopeful for the first time since the surgery a month ago. 

 I’m so glad to see everyone is hanging in there and just want to agree about the lack of interest in sewing and things.  now I might be able to think clearer, I still am working with 1 hand lol, but That I can handle.


From: karensquilte


Sorry to hear you've had so much trouble with this last hand operation, but glad to see that finally you're on the road to recovery.  Yes, this darn hot weather isn't very conducive to sewing or doing much of anything, but I think there is a rainbow at the end of this summer.  We got some rain last nite, not enough, but lots of wind.  You take care. 

I'm so glad you hand is starting to feel better!! :D Yay! Praying it gets all the way better

Wow you have sure been thru some trials with the casts. Hopefully it will now just quickly heal up and you can get back to doing some fun things again.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)



we are going to brave the roads and go to Vegas for the small  wedding! 

It's hot there too, almost as hot as we are.  Be careful you don't melt(being as sweet as you are)

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


viola (sissly4) said:

about heat.It just wore me out.I am finish up 15 quilts.

Have you moved your machine into an air conditioned space for the summer?  I worry about you spending all that time w/o air.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


bornblesse2 said:

I just got my mystery quilt put together.

I love it.  The green border looks great.  I still have the last strip border and the slab 'O borders to finish putting on.  Haven't sewed for about 3 weeks.  Time to get back to it.

Working on my mystery quilt tonight. I decided to add applique to the border and that is my end of the day reward to add a little at a time. I kitted up this project into a plastic bin so I can grab it when I want to work on it. 

Looking forward to seeing lots of the mystery quilts at retreat.




Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

It's hot there too, almost as hot as we are.  Be careful you don't melt(being as sweet as you are)

I know, sweet, right!!  haha, yes, son said it was too hot to take the dogs for walks, sidewalks too hot!!

I am feeling braver after  visiting Carolyn, but still very cautious!

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


No I have not move my machine.I just quit when it is to hot.I am not in a hurry  now because nothing is open.So I just take my time and try to relax. I am by my self and can do what ever I want to.My dad had a stroke this past wed.His speech is affected.Can home yesterday.My sister is staying with him for the time being.Then will decided what they are going to do with him.Hope he will make his 95th birthday 26th Sept.I am planning on to go to see my son Nathan on  Labor day week end.His birthday is the 5th.Will be 50.Then Sunday Nathan and his wife Toni and I go to IL to see my dad.It is 4/2 hr drive from TN where Nathan live.Then come back Monday labor day to TN. Then head back to AZ tues.That is the plan.But lot's can happen between not and than.