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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A little accident..........

I have been so careful all winter to not slip and fall but the ice won yesterday.  I landed on my shoulder and then my hip.  I didn't hear anything crack so I started ice packs right away.  Of course it is my right arm and I'm right handed so I had to do easy things yesterday.  I pulled out the box of Kaffe scraps so I could sort them.
I brought my computer into the studio and hooked it up to the TV with my HDMI cable and watched a few episodes of the Quilt Show while I was sorting. 

I'm sure I'm going to be sore for a few days.

50 comments:

Marly said...

I hope the ice packs really did the trick and you feel better soon. Good luck with your sorting. You really are a fabric addict, aren't you?

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

sorry about your fall. Hope you enjoyed the show. I haven't seen it yet

Gene Black said...

I watched The Quilt Show the last couple of days. I really enjoyed seeing Gyleen's way of doing y seams. I think I can do that. (Yes, it is true. I have never tried a Y seam)
Victoria's episode inspired me to sew yesterday.

Beth said...

Hopefully you have some soup in the freezer... and won't have to do too much until things are less sore. Take some asprin... and relax. I have so many episodes of TQS to catch up on....

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear about the fall, Wanda. Hope you feel
less sore in a day or two..until then chicken soup
and TV sound good.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Yikes, Wanda! Make sure you have enough ice melt around your house in a big bag. My sister in law, who has a hip replacement, wears something called Yaktrax (Yaktrax.com) on her boots especially for ice. Make sure you get checked out if there is a lot of swelling and/or pain.

Mary said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall, Wanda. I hope you're not going to be too sore. The Quilt Show has some really great episodes.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear that you fell. This has been a terrible winter and your fall makes me dislike it even more. Get well soon.

Debbie said...

OH, no....glad you are ok. Falling is my great fear....once was enough. Hope the arm feels better soon....and the soreness isn't too bad.

Judith said...

Poor you. The quilt show would have kept you amused. I enjoyed the new show yesterday did you?

Maria said...

Sorry to read about your fall on the ice.. Hope you get over it quickly..
Nice to to able to watch the quilt show and sort fabrics...

patty a. said...

So sorry to hear that you fell, but so glad you are ok. You need to get a pair of Yak Trax for your boots. I wore mine this morning on my mile+ walk to work. I wear a 9.5 size shoe so I bought the medium ones. They help keep you from slipping! Take care!

hetty said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. This has been a bad year for falls. My sister dislocated her right shoulder and then found out she had a fracture in the ball part. That meant 10 weeks of being in a sling and not being able to do anything because she is right handed. Hope things go better for you.

Sally Bramald said...

Ouch! Poor you, it takes so much longer to get over things like this these days doesn't it. Get well soonest.

Chris said...

Oh no Wanda! Sorry to hear of your fall. Ice and elevate, that's what they say - and watch quilting shows and pet fabric too. :) Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Cherry said...

Oh, OW!!! Feel Better! With the upcoming thaw, rain, freeze cycle we have coming up this week, there is bound to be more treacherous footing ahead. take it easy & watch more TQS.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. Take care.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sorry about your spill! I try to be really careful too as I have osteoporosis - I put Yaktrax's on my shoes when it is icy or snowy. They really keep you from slipping - they cost about $20- $30 depending on which ones you get and are very much worth it! They keep you from falling. I can walk to the mail box with them on my feet - the drive is a slight incline and going to the box and back I don't slip even a little - hope you are better soon

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear about your fall, Wanda. Stay warm and inside for the next few days. I fell in our house a week ago-our sweet dog had gotten nervous and tinkled on the ceramic tile-I didn't see it and legs went out in front and tailbone hit the tile when I stepped in it. At least you weren't covered in piddle:)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh Wanda, please be careful. Perhaps you can ask your neighbor to sprinkle salt and sand on your walkway. Even fireplace ashes will help.

Monica said...

Ouch! Take it easy and get well soon. <3

Gari in AL said...

I am so sorry about your fall. I did that a couple of weeks ago when I was out with the dogs. I fell on my hip, down before I knew what was happening. I guess I have good padding because nothing broke and I was only sore for a day. But it did remind me that I am at a fragile age and need to be super careful. Yuck!

Alice Turcotte said...

Hope you mend quickly.

Needled Mom said...

Oh no Wanda!!! I hope all is okay. Take care of yourself.

Laura T said...

Take good care of yourself over the next couple of days. Hopefully no lasting damage:-) I also fell yesterday (no snow or ice) but I was already headed to the Chiropractor so that definitely helped! I received a 6 month subscription to the quilt show and need to activate it and enjoy the shows. Take care,
Laura

Marei said...

Always scary when it comes to falling on ice. I do hope the shoulder/arm is feeling better soon. Meanwhile it looks like you've got yourself a good set up while you're recuperating.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Oh NOOOOOOOOO! I am so sorry that happened! Prayers for a speedy recovery!

JJM said...

So sorry for your fall ~ I too took a nasty fall a couple weeks ago also ... Bruises and a bump on my head but no broken bones. I have some yak tracks somewhere but can't remember where I put them.

Don't worry about us ~ Just post some 'reruns' from years gone by. (*._,*)

JJM

suemac said...

Oh my. Glad it was niot too serious tale care.

Nancy J said...

Oh Wanda, this happens so fast, you cannot fathom out how it did, please check your ribs, my hip bruise was so spectacular, then after a few days ribs so very painful, it turns out they are cracked or fractured. And there wasn't even a bruise there. Right side is no fun at all. Take life slowly, breathe deeply, sleep with many pillows, and I'm sending lots of gentle hugs and get well wishes from NZ. LOL, Jean.

Jenny said...

Oh dear, that must have given you such a fright, slipping and falling on the ice. Keep warm, stay inside, and take things easy. Even though you will be itching to get sewing again.

Millie said...

Hope you have no ill effects from your fall. I know how it is. I've fallen twice so far this winter.

Terri said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you will be feeling right soon. I fell off the ladder picking oranges a couple of days ago. My spotter (hubby) wasn't watching. I hit on the biggest part, then my back and head. Felt a bit dizzy for the rest of the day, but I'm happy to say I've very little pain. Hope the same for you.
Hugs

judy said...

Oh that wretched winter you have, the spell can give you more time to plan the next 20-50 quilts. Watch more TV, when you have fabric, always sorting to do, at least you have your studio cutter, hope you recover well. We will all talk to you over the rest period. Hugs !!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh so sorry to hear of your fall!
Hope you're not too sore and get back into your quilting soon.

Sheila said...

Oh no. Bless your heart. I'm sorry to hear you fell. Rest up and heal.

Anonymous said...

So sorry. I am terrified of falling down anywhere as I have back issues that could turn into critical problems. Hope you are feeling better. Take care and rest. I watch the Quilt Show while on the treadmill. They make the time fly.

Lin Marsh said...

Oh no. I hope you are able to move around easily very soon. It's so hard to be laid up.
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Sharon said...

So sorry to hear this, but very smart to start the ice asap. There has been a lot of winter this year. Stay inside for a few days and wait for some melting!

Dolly said...

Oh, how frightening ! I am very thankful that nothing is broken ! My husband's hip broke in a flash with a slip on the ice four years ago......unbelievably fast !

Take it easy, and pet some more pretty fabrics !

karen k said...

Sorry to hear of your fall. Heal quickly but enjoy a bit of rest.

Cathi said...

Oh, I hope the ice packs do the trick and you're feeling much, much better! This winter has been dreadful on so many levels - and falling on ice is one of the worst!

Muddling Through said...

I am so sorry. Hope you heal quickly with no ill effects.

Brown Family said...

Wanda, I am sorry that the ice won, but was it a Gold medal fall? I hope you are up and about soon.

Donna~~ said...

Ouch ouch! I hope you are feeling better soon (and able to sew to your heart's content). Sorting fabric is likely to lead to all sorts of new inspiration and projects. A little rest is good for inspiration. :)

Judy Dietrich said...

I know you have been extra careful with the snow shoveling. I try to avoid the ice, but it gets everywhere. Hope you are on the mend!! Crazy winter weather!! I got 9 stitches on my right pointer finger in a dog walking accident. Not fun. Makes it hard to do most anything.

Taos Sunflower said...

OUCH. Sorry to hear this happened. It's good news that you didn't break anything, or (my fear) hit your head. I hope you're back to yourself soon.

Cheryl Furr said...

Glad you have range of motion. Should you have any numbness in fingers, increase in pain, please get medical attention. 'Til then, happy sorting!

dls said...

Take care and be careful, please…..

Debra Graham said...

So sorry to hear about your slip and fall. Please take care of yourself.