by chenille 30 Jan 2018

I just wanted to check in. I haven't been here much for awhile. I hurt my back last September and I am finally able to sit and stand without a lot of pain. Sitting at my computer and/ or sewing machine was impossible for quite some time. Thank goodness the worst is over! Now I just need to get inspired! I was able to check in to Gerry and Chris with the kitty picks. Thanks for those so much! They made my days much better.

Hugs, Nadyne

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by 02kar Moderator 31 Jan 2018

Nadyne, I know from experience that the last 5 months have been awful for you so I am so happy to have you back with us. I hope you will be able to get back to stitching soon. Chris is so right in saying we have to keep moving and not give up. And the 2 hour stitching limit is so true. Please let us know if you need more prayers. And share when you manage to complete your first project so we can celebrate with you.

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by gerryvb 31 Jan 2018

Oh Nadyne, sorry to read you are in so much pain, hope the pain will get less day by day, and I'm glad for you the worst is over.
It makes me happy to know we can make your day a bit brighter by the cat pictures. Hang in there and thank you for checking in here. Hugs

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by cfidl 31 Jan 2018

Good to see you here and mostly glad the worst is over. It is amazing how much we endure. I am sure you will be inspired and will be back in the groove soon! Best wishes to you in your continued healing.

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by kustomkuddle 30 Jan 2018

So glad you are feeling better. I have not had any back problems(yet) so can't relate. but know some people who have. It looks painful. Wishing you continued improvement. Prayers coming your way.

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by asterixsew Moderator 30 Jan 2018

Sorry to hear about your back but hope that the worst is behind you and enjoy getting back to your embroidery

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by jrob Moderator 30 Jan 2018

Nadyne, I'm so glad that you are getting better. Been there, done that, have the t-shirt, braces, tens machine, special seats, etc. Chris is right. DO have physical therapy. Yoga helped me more than anything, but it has to be with someone who knows what they are telling you. Do keep moving, Hugs!

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by pennifold 30 Jan 2018

Oh! my dear Nadyne, I can empathise with you with regard to your back issues. I had a similar problem, couldn't sit for any length of time. Nowadays I don't sit down for more than 2 hours at the machine. I just get up and down to stretch. It's an issue I think a lot of us sewers get.

I'm so glad that Gerry's cat pictures gave you some giggles. Gerry is good at getting those little kitty piccies. Sometimes, I laugh out loud when I'm putting my picture up in response to hers.

Keep your chin up and I can tell you that swimming and physio helps tremendously with sore backs. The trick is to keep moving! Love Chris

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