Saturday, November 20, 2010

Malls Are Torture

Stupid Horizon.  I'm just going to have to take it in for a good check-up since I can't solve the problems of not FMQ.  If you have problems w/your machine that won't reproduce at your dealer, video tape it and show it to him.  Learned that from the CR-Z forum.

The pug quilt is DONE!  I finished the binding today.  I went through "The Last Airbender", WWE wrestling and the first episode of "Being Human"on Blu-ray to finish it.  Once I get the marker washed out and clip the threads I'll post it.

For the most part, I am done quilting for the year.  I really need to strengthen my back and piecing a quilt is torture right now.  I have loved doing the pug quilt and it looks fabulous.  I only put my back out earlier this week from overdoing it at the mall.  Malls do not have seats anymore.  Standing around waiting for my kids has proved torturous to my back.  

I asked my doc sort of jokingly, if I could have a script for a wheelchair just for going to the stores.  Nothing fancy, just one that works.  He said I wasn't that bad and even a walker was pushing it.   I was in Wally World today and had DH push me in one their courtesy chairs as walking using the cart hurts.  Right now there's no way I can put items in/out of a cart.  It's been hard to watch people go by with sympathy looks.  I can walk, I just can't do it for very long right now.  I get weird looks when I stand up and walk out (stiffly) of the store on my own as well.

I'm not sure what to do.  Stores do not have chairs since they don't want people hanging around and carrying around a folding chair won't help my back either.

I'm done whining now.  I feel better.  Sort of.



onlymehere said...

My father-in-law bought a walker with a chair in it. He sits and rests when he has to. We push the cart around and get him stuff. We've tried to get him to use the motorized carts but he'd rather push his walker with a seat. Maybe that's an option for you. I don't know how pricey they are though. Good luck for you. I hope you can get some relief soon.

Karla Hartzog said...

I picked up one of those walkers used for $25.00 for my husband. Try medical supply and mobility stores or Craig's List.

I wound up using it myself when the plantar facitis in both feet was more than I could bear.