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Things that slow me down. #5: Over that hurdle and on the downward slide.

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Blog entry by Natalie posted 509 days ago 779 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Thanks for the support Part 5 of Things that slow me down. series Part 6: Not the update I was wanting to post. »

Surgery went well, recovery is the usual downtime, and it will be awhile before l know how successful it was. My doctor and my husband conspired as to how they would keep me down, and this ranged from sending Bruce home with injectable sedatives, to using duck tape to the keep in a chair and/or a straight jacket. The doctor settled on putting my arm in a sling to remind me not to use it to lift things, pull things, raise it over my head etc. This is all about stabilizing my chest muscles. Honestly, it really is good to have a reminder, because it’s the little movements that make the difference here, and simple things like reaching up to brush my hair are hard not to do out of habit.

Anyway, in preparation of being out of the shop, I took stock of what I have accomplished in the last couple months during the time I have been able to be in the shop and took a few photos. I”m posting them in my blog about my shop progress called: As the shop turns.

Thanks again for all your support. During my downtime, I am going to working on posting some more of my projects from my earlier woodworking days, and spending time reading blogs, and forums and reinventing my shop layout and organization over and over again.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 508 days ago

I am anxious to see your projects and wish you a speedy recovery Natalie! Remember that if you take it slow, you will heal up faster! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 508 days ago

”During my downtime, I am going to working on posting some more of my projects from my earlier woodworking days, and spending time reading blogs, and forums and reinventing my shop layout and organization over and over again.”

And of course, spending quality time with the grandkids!

Do what the Drs tell you. Prayers to you for a full recovery

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Glad the surgery went well but don’t skimp on the recovery and rehab (voice of experience here). Think of all the cool projects you can think up while waiting to get back in the shop.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#4 posted 504 days ago

Very happy to hear all is well. Just take it ez, take it slow. You’ll be makin dust before ya know it. Wish you get well fast. Look forward to your projects, past and future. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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