Fits and starts

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  1. First I want to say that you are absolutely amazing – all those scrubs, plus the very fun sewing for yourself! I had Bell’s in 1984, when I had toxemia (in my pregnancy from hell). I did get a lot better, but so understand about dry eye/dripping eye, headaches, etc. Plus the weird feeling from steroids, which I was given after delivery (too late). Sewing and time with Dawn will be your best bets Cathie, near Montreal

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’m pretty sure it will heal, most do, but my mum’s experience…not so good so I can’t help having that in my mind, I take after her in most health aspects dammit! How are you enjoying watching the world go to hell from your [relatively] safe haven?

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    1. It’s fab- I have had it waiting for several years after I made the red baggy trousers i the same stuff. There’s a length of black for the missus and another in white for me too…it’s lovely to wear and can be pressed out smooth or left to crinkle. Very nice!

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  2. Aw, that sucks! Hope you’re feeling a little better now you know what’s wrong and can start treatment. I think I would have gone and say in a corner with a bag on my head in your current circumstances so kudos for keeping going with the sewing.

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    1. Very irked with the sight issues- reading hurts, using computer hurts, sewing involves fine focus which I currently don’t have. It’s a drag! D is supplying scalp massage which helps, and I will try the TENS machine later today when the conductive gel arrives from Amazon! Having trouble focussing on my work so taking ages with my dodgy concentration to finish the marking which normally takes no time at all

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  3. Wow. You know, the good part of having your mother’s physiology is that you have a rough idea of when to expect things, recognize them when they start, and have a general idea of best and worst treatments already. You can guess how I know. It’s amazing that you manage to sew through this ordeal, I am sure I would be lying on the couch moaning and listening to podcasts. Love the jules, can’t wait to see it on. But maybe you could consider a bit of elasticity in the relentless scrub schedule? If you had hurt your back schlepping boxes of books, wouldn’t you take it easy a bit? Even though eyes are just a bit of brain dangling out, and very complex items, they are also a plain body part. They might respond well to a bit of actual rest, and heal better for it.. You could try a bit of it? Consider it training??

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    1. lol I have laid off the scrubs for a week or so before this hit, purely for boredom. I plan to do a shitload of cutting out now, which isn’t such high focus work. I’m napping alot, and taking HOURS to finish my online marking, instead of my usual fast work, as I can’t concentrate for more than five minutes. when in the sewing room, with an audiobook, I relax more. go figure. Don’t worry, I can NEVER be accused of being anything but self-pampering lol The fear with my mum’s case is of course that it never went away…and then cataracts to look forward to. Joy!

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  4. Hi from Australia, I really enjoy reading your blog and commiserations on your health issues. Get well soon. I’ve made one scrub top for a friend and have another cut out, lost my sewjo so it’s been sitting around for weeks now. I can’t imagine sewing 100 scrub sets, well done.

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    1. Hi! The scrubs are dull, but you can get really fast at them with some thought. I am in the doldrums right now but hopefully will perk up soon. Old age. Ah well, better than the alternative!

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  5. Repeat after me: I am not my mother’s diagnosis. Yeah, you have the same thing, but you are not 100% the same person. And maybe you have some of it forever. And maybe you don’t. And you’re taping together PDFs – so def not 100%. Cut yourself some slack and I hope you have tape that doesn’t make you hivey (my cousin has a modified ski mask to ‘hold it all together’ – It runs in my dad’s family, so many morbid jokes redacted here).
    You’ve come through a lot to get here. I hope there’s some less heavy sledding ahead.

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    1. You are a a little star. Thank you. Any damage to my eyesight freaks me out- it’s been crap since I was about 5, and is now pretty shitty. I am emotionally attached to wearing contacts not glasses, so that gets into my head too lol. I think I have slightly more control over the affected eye today, I can close it without it shaking and twitching anyway! The pain in my face is more of a problem right now- it didn’t happen for the first week but is now FIERCE when it strikes. Talking to GP again today to see what’s what. Thanks again, and I have NO problem with morbid jokes, THEY run in our family lol

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