Friday, July 20, 2018

Still Making Progress

It's been awhile since I blogged.  I'm still healing and have done no needlework in the last eight months.  What took seconds to happen has no end date.  I still walk with a cane and my left arm/hand is getting stronger, but I cannot hurry the progress.  For those who are interested, Pompera will be used for therapeutic riding, then come to me for retirement.  My mind is willing, but there are many things I cannot do.  I can brush her and love her, but I cannot move fast enough to get out of her way if she moves suddenly.  I will be able to visit her and ride her and someone else will pay to feed her and for her expensive shoes.  After spending years and part of my work life typing with two hands it is painful to use one finger!  But I am healing - just slowly.  At least my mind is intact and I'm still willing to take risks!  A bit more slowly and with some planning, but I'm still here!  I still miss you all and appreciate your many kindnesses!

14 comments:

  1. Thinking of you! Good job on typing this blog. I know it was not easy for you. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I was happy to see your new message. Slow and steady wins the race!!

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  3. I think of you often and was hoping for an update. Take it slow and easy. I know that is hard for you. Love and miss you. Penny

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  4. So good to hear from you. I've been thinking of you. I'm sending hugs and prayers your way. I like what Barbara says, slow and steady wins the race. Margie

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  5. Hello there !!! You had been on my mind - i am so glad to see this update ! So glad Portera has a plan, and you are improving. I know it must be hard to be patient... thank you for writing so we know how you are doing !

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  6. Sharon, it is so good to hear from you. Thank you for the update. You have made good progress. I also echo Barbara, slow and steady wins the race.

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  7. We are all happy to hear your doing better. Remember healing takes time. Patience is a virtue. At one point or another we have all struggled to do what we want even if our bodies do not work as our mind does. Please know we all pray for you and send many warm healing thoughts your way.

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  8. So pleased to read this and to know that you are healing. Prayers for your continued well being.

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  9. Dear Friend -- it is so good to hear you are progressing. I keep you in my prayers daily. I was wondering about Pompera. I am sure you miss her and miss a hundred other things that used to come so easily. Take it easy and try to be patient. Everyone who has come within your orbit are truly rooting for you, so you have a lot of good vibes coming your way. Take care.
    Hugs
    Terri H

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  10. So many positive blessings - you are able to walk, you can type, your arm is getting stronger and your mind is working quite well. For these things we are most grateful. Good news for Pompera too. No matter what else he gets from others, your love will be most important to him. Stay well my friend. I do miss you so. Always in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat B

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  11. Dear Sharon, So happy to find your post! I have been looking regularly hoping to see an update. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. So glad that you're making progress (even if it isn't as fast you might like). Jerry and I both keep you in our prayers each day and we send your positive energy. This message comes with a GREAT BIG HUG! And LOTS OF LOVE, Jay

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  12. Hey there Sharon,
    I have been thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I want you to know that I finally finished my hand-pieced quilt in the aqua tones....no I haven’t finished the other two yet but every now and then I work on them. I think one of the best things I learned from you was to keep persevering and my hand stitching would improve...and believe it or not, it has improved. I also have passed on your hint to others about using the small short sharp needles to hand sew binding....it is so much easier than those big needle stabbers I used to use! You made a great difference in my hand sewing skills and I appreciate that! Hang in there and follow the Dr. orders...I am keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers for your recovery. Take care!
    MarilynP

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  13. So glad to hear that things are moving forward.....i have no doubt that you will achieve everything you want to! I miss talking to you....im always willing to help you out if you need....well, pretty much anything!
    Em

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  14. Though we've had no contact in more than 12 years, I think of you quite often as I am sewing. I'm so thankful to have learned from the best! I recently googled you and came across your blog...my heart breaks for you for all you've been through...so thankful you are home and for the progress you are making and especially your positive attitude...Now while I am working and fondly hear your voice once again say, "press to the dark side" or "you may pin more than I do but not less than I do" I will say yet another prayer for your recovery. Blessings to you my dear sweet, funny quilting friend. Linda

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