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Re: I love Owls
Oh....I guess I said that wrong.  My sewing room is in the basement...so I'm
upstairs from it....on our first floor.
 However............... I think I'm really going upstairs TOMORROW!  I'm
walking with a cane and putting weight on my foot now (even though it
hurts).  Sooooooooooo.....I'm planning to go up and take a SHOWER!  DH can
see things are progressing to where I can safely climb stairs and get into
our shower.  Woo hoo!  I wouldn't try it while home alone yet, but it should
be ok with someone here.  I was certainly tempted a couple times this week,
but common sense won out and I behaved myself.  Even though I wear my sell
phone around my neck, I didn't want to get stranded somewhere (steps,
bathroom) and have to call for help!  Can't wait for Super Bowl Sunday
Shower!

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Re: I love Owls
Kathyl, try putting a chair or small stool in the shower so you can sit
down.  You'll be more confortable while enjoying the shower - and safer too!

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Alice in NJ
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Re: I love Owls
Our shower has a built in seat in the corner.  It usually is just a shelf
for my shampoos and shower gels, but I think I'm going to appreciate it for
much more than that now.  Thanks for the idea.

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KJ's Shower Adventure (Was: I Like Owls)
Okay, I just had to change the subject line on this one. I'm reading KJ's
response and - in line with the original subject line - I'm thinking, "She's
going to put an owl on the built-in seat in her shower?" As I was trying to
figure that out, I decided I'd better scroll down to remind myself of the
whole thread of this conversation. Whew - glad it's you using the built-in
seat, Kathyl, and not one of your feathered friends. Boy, talk about having
a brain burp!
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Louise in Iowa
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Re: KJ's Shower Adventure (Was: I Like Owls)
LOL!  I should have changed it too.   BUT...I DID get a shower today!  Woo
hoo! <to keep it on the owl theme.  It felt soooooooooooo gooooooooooooood!

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Re: KJ's Shower Adventure (Was: I Like Owls)
Isn't it amazing how the little things in life that we take for granted mean
so much when they're taken away from us? Glad it went well!

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Louise in Iowa
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Re: I love Owls
Is there a way you can take your towel in with you and keep it dry (Our seat
in the shower is big enuf to do it and still sit on the seat for the
showering)? That way, you can sit, rest, and dry off when your energy is a
bit higher. You are going to be surprised at how much energy just having a
shower takes the first 2 or 3 times. Don't rush it and do NOT take a long
one the first time. Don't be surprised if you have to lie down after.that
shower just may be that relaxing. been there a few times after many diff
surgeries. most important
Have SOMEONE in hearing distance in case you feel faint.

HTH
Butterfly (And ENJOY that shower. Somehow, it just feels better than a bath
even)
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Re: KJs shower adventure
Last week after the car wreck, I had to think a long time to negotiate 'the
shower adventure'.  I could not raise my foot high enough to step over into
the tub.  Contemplated getting down on all fours and crawling over.  Little
challenges like that can cause brain damage.  I'm just sure of it.  Polly

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Re: KJs shower adventure
Dear Polly,
Sit down on the side of the tub. hold one side of the towel in one hand, put
the middle of it under your foot, hold the other end of the towel in your
other hand and carefully lift your foot over the side of the tub. Only way I
could get in at certain places we have lived. If sitting on the edge of the
tub isn't ok for you (safe enuf) then get a step stool to sit on and swing
your foot over the edge of the tub. After your shower, put the step stool
into the tub and re-do the opposite of how you got in.
Sometimes you have to have vanity put in a drawer if you want to shower bad
enuf and have someone HELP you in/out. I've had to, as I wasn't strong enuf
to be in there alone. Just letting the water run over you...even if you
don't wash your hair, feels so good.

Butterfly (DO be careful)

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Re: shower adventure
Howdy!

When I was a kid and our house had no shower, I "invented"
the backyard hose shower when we came home from the beach.  After we
cleaned out the back of the truck, Mom was bathing the younger brats
upstairs in the tub (sometimes the only working bathtub), and I got
tired of waiting, itching from salt water and sand & grit, so I grabbed
the hose & a bar of soap; got me & my swimsuit clean in one go.  ;-D
 Polly, let me speak to your husband; he needs to know this story.
Dear Mr. Esther: Hint!  Hint!

R/Sandy- used to quilt between the Rio Grande & the Gulf of Mexico

        http://www.rgvqg.com/tropicalflowers.html
  http://www.rgvqg.com/qs08.html
  (I used to know some of these people)

http://www.twoheartsgen.com/Quilts_for_Mom.html

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Re: shower adventure
Sandy: Thanks for the pictures. I hope I won that Donation Quilt. I did not
buy a ticket only because I was not at the show. Still, I deserve it!!!
Snicker, PAT

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guild quilts
Howdy!

"deserve it", huh?   <G>
Maybe you'll get lucky at MAQF.  ;-P
 http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=8

Last time I was in the RGV, Sept.2001, we went to the local
funeral home to make plans for my dad's remains.  In the conference room
was a large quilt hanging on the wall, "borrowed" from the RGV Quilt Guild.
One of the guild's founding members was also a member of the funeral home's
family, and had a long-term contract for borrowing the quilt.  Nice touch.

R/Sandy    http://www.qgoa.org /

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Re: shower adventure
An outdoor shower is always available here.  You just toss a bar of soap
into the leg of a pair of panty hose and tie it around an outdoor faucet.
However - if you think for one minute that a shower in 40 is an option -
them's fightin' words.  We showered outdoors for many weeks after Katrina
but it was a bit warmer then.  The fellows all said that cold water made
them scream like girls.  Indeed, it did.  Polly

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Re: I love Owls and showers
Those were all good suggestions Butterfly.  I wish I'd read them before I
showered!  It would have been a good idea to have a towel to sit on the
built in seat.  It was a
bit slippery..(and I have a big behind), but I didn't fall off.  Grab bars
would have been nice as I tried to get up from the seat.  But I did ok.  If
my
condition were going to be a longer one, there are certainly some things
that would need to be adjusted around here.  And I did have my cell phone
within reach.

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Re: I love Owls
Kathyl:
We have those wee corner shelf/seats too. I do not trust those for what I
call 'recovery showering.' When I had major surgery a couple years back, I
went ahead and used the special shower chair that we'd originally gotten for
MIL. I felt secure and could enjoy the water streaming on my back. I've even
used it while recovering from minor surgery. (If we happen to be under the
influence of pain meds, we may be unstable!) While not needed, the chair is
stored in the tub of the extra bathroom, so it is not in the way. In any
case, be careful and good luck with your continuing rehabilitation.
PAT in VA/USA

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Re: I love Owls
Thanks Pat.  We have one of the shower chairs up in the attic and I think
I'll have DH retrieve it before the next attempt.  You are right, the corner
"seat" is a bit risky.  It was ok this time....but I think it would be safer
to use the chair.

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Re: I love Owls
I'm glad you are going 'safer'. It'll be a relief to all of us that you are
a bit more than being careful. I'm glad you have access to both seats.

Butterfly (thanks for easing my/our mind/s)

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Re: I love Owls
I second, third & fourth putting a chair in the shower.  Even if you stand
while showering, it's nice to know you have the option of sitting down if
you need to.  Did someone say to put a towel on the chair for you to sit on?
That's a good idea too.  There isn't anything better than showering in your
own bathroom after being in the hospital for awhile.  No matter how many
sponge baths you get in the hospital, I just feel cleaner when I can take a
shower at home - and wash my hair - heaven!!!  Even better than s.e.x. at
the quilt shop!!

Pauline
Northern California

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Re: I love Owls
How very beautiful.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

Re: I love Owls
What a simply beautiful quilt.
I think I will save my pennies and buy the pattern to make it for myself.

Thank you for posting the website.

Di
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