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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1836838 views.

From: Judy (DJZMOM)


lppenguins said...

Maybe we can have someone come to the next retreat and teach us tender aged young ladies how to tuck and roll. Lol


lppenguins said...

speedy recovery

Thanks.  I'm getting a bit impatient with it!

the cleaning up, fixing up existing house is progressing.  Bathroom remodel is done now except for painting the cabinets - my job, and hanging the new barn door hardware for the closet.  New front & back doors were installed yesterday, but the trim needs to be finished.  Previously both had windows that we decided to remove - now I'm dealing with how dark the entryway seems by contrast.  Oh well.  DH has ordered a dumpster to be delivered next week then he has 2 weeks to fill it up with junk out of the yard, garage & attic.  Hopefully one will do it, but I'm skeptical, I think with the attic stuff we'll need to get another one later.  The HOLE hasn't had any progress (grrr) but as long as other things are moving it's ok.  Re the new house, waiting on the well guy to confirm we can get water to the site and waiting on the draftsman.  We're going out tomorow to try and decide the exact site - taking hazard tape and some stakes to lay out it.  None of the builders want to start anything until mid or late summer due to shortages of supplies.  Silver lining, even if we don't build, we're getting so many things done here it's nice.

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

Here is a photo of our delightful dinner companions. 

Thanks for the photo of your sewing set up & long lost machine, but I was referring to your son & his friends smile

It would be fun to see you but if you have a lot on your plate I know you will be back. 


From: bornblesse2


Dee, glad things are getting done and moving in the right direction for your building...even if it is slow.  Keep plugging away.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...

but I was referring to your son & his friends 

Hahahaha!  Here you go!


All done! I'll bind it in scrappy colors, I think. :D


From: KSCarolyn


I'm in major need of prayer warriors.  I started having a lot of back pain/sciatic pain just before Thanksgiving.  Since then I have had numerous injections in my back,  physical therapy, etc.  It would be better for a little while than start back up again.  It's gotten to the point that I can't walk because of the pain.  I have to use a walker or wheelchair.  I can't drive because of the pain and the pain meds I'm on.  Yesterday I had a myelogram done at the request of my back surgeon to see what back surgery would help to relieve the pain. A myelogram is a procedure where they inject a dye into the spinal column and then take CT pictures to clearly see what the problems are.  It was a complete disaster.  The doctor tried and tried to inject the dye and was unable to find a window to insert the dye.  I was awake during the procedure. He finally had to "call it" because there was no way to get into the spine because of the disc degeneration disease and bone spurs.  I have no idea what our next step is.  I'm still in a great deal of pain.  I did find out that my pacemaker is MRI compatible with certain MRI machines.  It was thought before that I wasn't a candidate for MRI because of the pacemaker. So maybe that might be the next step.  
Right now I'm just waiting to see if the medicines the doctor has ordered for me (prednisone, 2 kinds of pain meds) and a physical therapist coming to my home to work on exercises. I haven't given up hope yet ..........................................but boy, some days it's hard. 

From: karensquilte


Carolyn, sorry you're having so much pain.  Sending you prayers and thoughts.  Keep up the positive thoughts. Karen