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Hello my friends.  I'm feeling a little better but still have a ways to go before I can do much.  I'm able to walk a bit without my leg feeling like it's going to burst.  Yesterday (while Bud was out as he is being over protective) I sat at my sewing machine and sewed for about 5 minutes.  That was all I could do. But it made me feel good to think a few stitches at a time will end up in a finished project.  I had pinned together charm squares for another zig zag table runner before I took sick so I sewed a few squares together.  I am so bored and tired of being on my back with my leg elevated. I do get up and walk around a bit for circulation but I know when to stop.  I had to go to Bangor last Wed. to see a blood specialist.  I had blood work done and will get the results when I see my doctor here on Thurs.  The Dr. in Bangor sounded encouraging.  She did prescribe a compression stocking so will get that this week.  Home health will be coming for the next 3 weeks.  I hoping at the end of June I will feel better and be more mobile.  But the doctor told me this could be several months before I'm back to normal.

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Comment by Carol Wadkins on June 4, 2014 at 4:20am

Dear Irene, Do take special care and do it all slowly! It's most important that you listen and do what needs to be done, so once you are really feeling much better you will have lots of fun projects to do and finish. I am thinking of you my friend, along with ell your other quilty friends, God bless and be well!


Comment by Janet/MO on June 2, 2014 at 4:27pm

Irene, I'm sending positive thoughts your way and hope you get back on your feet (sorry couldn't resist!) soon. 

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 2, 2014 at 7:22am

Those compression socks are difficult (to say the least) to get on, but they are really great.  I had to put them on my folks daily for several years.  They are worth the fight of getting them on as they do such a good job.

Remember the tortoise and the hare?  Slow and sure wins the race!  :D

Comment by Barb/WI on June 2, 2014 at 6:55am

Sometimes 5 minutes here or there is a bigger treat than you'd ever imagined.  Please, don't push it beyond your comfort level.  Take care.

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on June 1, 2014 at 4:25pm

Glad that you are able to move around.  Take it easy.

Comment by Barbara Graham on June 1, 2014 at 2:12pm

Follow your doc's advice. Yes, it is fabulous when both doctor's have the same opinion. Take care.

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on June 1, 2014 at 12:31pm

Happy to hear you are on the mend; blood clots are very serious problems.  Keep up the good work.

Comment by Donna Sykes on June 1, 2014 at 11:34am

Glad to hear you are coming around, Irene. I know it is not as quickly as you would like, but take your time and do as your doctor says. You don't want anything to set you back. Hang in there.

Comment by Connie/KS on June 1, 2014 at 10:58am

Glad to hear you are doing better. Just follow orders and let Bud take care of things for you. You've been caring for him for a long time....now it's his turn. Thinking of you all the time!

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 1, 2014 at 10:29am

Sharon thank you for your encouraging words. I am very antsy. It's not my nature to lie around and not wait on myself and everyone else but I want to get better so am doing what I'm told.  Pam, where can I sign up for Home Health -Windows and toilet Dept.  I sure could use those gals. Part of my recovery is over-looking the dust and dirt.  As hard as it is not to try to do it myself, I have to think of my health and say to heck with everything else. Maryam, I was pleased with the Dr. in Bangor. It's always good to get a second opinion that agree's with the first opinion.

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