Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Following Dr. Orders

I'm really liking my Dr these days. And right now he is not frustrated with me. Last time I went to visit him the nurse threatened to right rebel in BIG RED LETTERS on my chart. My platelet counts had fallen to dangerous levels and they wanted me to do a treatment in the chemo lab. Me not so much. I'm not entirely convinced the treatment works and therefore don't want to spend my time and money to go there so I can feel yucky afterwards. So I said let's wait and see if they go up on there own. Then I came home and started making these. Do you remember these? I put them together at the quilt retreat.
And somehow this mindless scrappy sewing has brought my counts up. In fact they are not only in the safe zone they are almost normal. Which when I went to get doughnuts at the bakery. (What I do to bribe DD to get ready and off to school since I have to leave before her.) Uncle David said "Just like you." Isn't he funny. Anyway the Dr. asked what I had been doing and I told him mindless sewing. He told me to keep it up. So this time I'm listening. And yesterday I made these to go with Kelly's block.
And these that I'm not quite sure what I will do with yet. But I'm sure there scrap happy goodness will find a home somewhere.
No I'm off for more mindless scrappy sewing and if my family complains I'm telling them it's Dr. orders.
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17 comments:

  1. Oooooooo!!!! Awesome projects in the making Em!!! Especially love your Maverick Stars!!!
    We must do what the doctor orders! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

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  2. I love your story and the prescription you were given! The colors of your fabrics are enough to make anyone feel good!

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  3. You have such a fun blog. So glad you're better. Love the scrappy blocks at the end. I need to do some, they look so happy. Thanks for sharing. Your quilts are wonderful.

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  4. Please send your doctor my way. I love that medical advice!!!

    Love all the mindless sewing you have done.

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  5. Ever since you first told us about your medical history I have wondered if you have had any more dips in your counts. Sorry that you have but I am so glad that quiilting seems to be helping so much. I love what you are making. And I am SO glad your counts are on the rise.

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  6. Just goes to show what wonderful therapy Quilting is :) I wish my doctor was like yours. Do like your blocks - do you just use scraps randomly - I wish I could do that ...I think thats an art in itself. Love your blog and pleased I found you

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  7. The circle blocks are very interesting. Are the circles appliqued or set in?

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  8. Great Maverick stars and I love your circle blocks too. It sounds like you found the perfect way to feel better.
    I have heard the expression " I would rather be quilting" - that seems the perfect cure for you. Wishing you continued improved health.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  9. This is good news! And the results are very cool:) I hope this trend continues for you.

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  10. A doctor who tells you to sew? Those drs. could make a lot of money giving such great advice. Love the liberated star quilt.

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  11. I am sooo glad your counts are up!! And wow Dr.'s orders to keep making more that's awesome :) I LOVE your scrappy stars and both of the other blocks too---all sooo cute!!!

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  12. I find sewing very therapeutic too!! Glad to hear that your results are heading in the right direction - keep up the treatment. Your latest scrappy blocks are so colourful and delightful.

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  13. The scrappy star quilt is beautiful! And I love those happy little blocks -- can't wait to see them put together.

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  14. Ha! Great doctor and I'm very glad your counts are normalizing! We'll pray for more of the same - keep up the good work!

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  15. Loved your story and your post! Just keep following 'doctor's orders'. I have always believed that sewing is a relaxing and healing activity. Glad your platelets are back in the normal range.
    My word verification is 'logic'.
    That says it all!

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  16. Isn't it amazing what therapy physically and mentally sewing is! Good for you. Good work.

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  17. Ahh, you know all I need to do here is leave a note say I was here, I listened, I am thrilled and not at all surprised. I love you, Em.

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