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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Granny Weatherwax » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:17 am

I sent you a pm.
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Podolyanka » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:27 am

You should see a doctor- neuropathologist and he will prescribe some treatment. Anyway, hot baths/showers/patches should be out of the question as they only make the problem worse. Get well soon!
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Serinde » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am

There's a cool space in St Cross Stitchers with your name on the door! :bandaid:
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by rcperryls » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:45 pm

I don't have any quick fixes. Not sure if cold or warm towels are supposed to help. What does the doctor suggest? Have you seen the doctor?

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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by CuriousKitty » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:59 am

I did for the first round. I got a pain reliever injection of something I couldn't possibly spell, and the prescriptions for some Ibuprofen and Methocarbamol horse pills. And a refill on Cyclobenzaprine that I had previously in the past. So basically, Methocarbamol is a "light muscle relaxant" at 750mg and it honestly doesn't make a noticeable dent. Bonus points, I don't get drowsy using it, so I can use it at work. It maybe takes the edge off when combined with the 600mg Ibuprofen. These pills are at least the size of one joint on my finger.

Cyclobenzaprine is more powerful at only 10mg, it takes 2 hours or so to work, and proceeds to knock me out for 12 hours. It's 100% out of the question to use the night before work, even if I have a closing shift at 12:30pm-9:30pm, because I can barely drive anyways when I wake up (super groggy).

My marching orders were a little contradictory actually. First doctor at the clinic said get off my feet asap and I absolutely couldn't work for 3 days and it'd be better if it was 2 weeks. Oh and I could start the list of stretches whenever. Second doctor at the clinic was horrified the first told me to stretch whenever, and gave me the Cyclobenzaprine which I've had for muscle spasms in my chest before in the last few years. I was told hot before stretching, and cold after stretching was okay. And hot/cold patches were okay too. It seems there's no clear-cut way around it anyways.

So today was better than yesterday, it was still pins and needles in both hips, but after a few hours it passed. Still stiff, but not as painful as yesterday. I have a feeling it'll come and go every few weeks. According to one Nurse, it can take up to 3 weeks to get over sciatica completely, under perfect conditions, to which I'm resigned to probably having a long-term issue with it. I can't afford to just take 3 weeks off, nor can I with black-out dates coming up. This week especially is (again) the worst week to get sciatica. First time was literally when we had 3 people running the store on a normal 6 staff store and this time we have our all-day diamond party which is (for me) a 12 hour shift. At least I get the day after off.

Sorry if I seem angry about it, I'm trying really hard to keep a good attitude about it. It's really discouraging right when I'm in the middle of feeling very unhappy with my job, then another thing kinda helps me be more unhappy with it, and I love jewelry, I really do. I'm just feeling so very tired about all of it. Emotionally, and physically. I'm pretty sure I can handle another Christmas in retail, but I don't very much want to.
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by wendywombat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:06 pm

:wine: on me today!!
I'm in the Far corner in that leather chair, bottle opened! :toast:

Come in and join me!! 8)
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Serinde » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:16 pm

*clink* Here's another bottle to keep us all going. :toast: And I'll put a few more logs on the fire. *pulls up the other leather armchair and curls up*
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by rcperryls » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:39 pm

In case you want a warm drink to keep the chill off, Irish Coffees are available and my most favorite winter drink. With real whip cream topping it off. It not only warms the body, it warms the soul too. Very good when it is consumed with your favorite cheese and bread or crackers snack or dessert. Fresh hot bread is also available on request. That all being said, I am pulling up a chair on the other side of you. This is too cozy and comfy to not take advantage of good food, drink and friends.

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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Serinde » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:10 pm

Just made gingerbread men complete with Real Cinnamon Imperials for buttons, imported from the US. In your honour. :king: *takes empty bottle off table and puts down plate of cookies*
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:47 pm

I've brought Saint Nicholas goodies - spiced biscuits filled with almond paste, chocolate letters, sugar hearts (but they shed all their calories the moment they enter the Stash & Grab)
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by wendywombat » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 pm

No calories eh, Mabel?

Not only perfect but so tasty!!

I feel better already!! :dance: and those gingerbread men!! :wub:

Aren't we having a good time! :wink:
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by kingfisher68(2) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Sounds like a good get together :D Mind if I join you. Brought almond biscuits & cheese straws I made earlier to go with other food already here. Also a bottle of Advocaat & some Schnapps to add to alcoholic consumption especially as it is non hangover place. Cheers, hic everybody hic. Pre-season get togethers sure are great. :wine: :snowman:
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by CuriousKitty » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:35 pm

I'll stare longingly while I drink my ice water and eat organic hard boiled eggs. I'm not allowed to have coke and other unhealthy stuff right now. I'll totally help decorate!
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Serinde » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 am

Perhaps best not to fantasise about things you can't currently enjoy, even in the safety of the Stash & Grab. Very wise. But help in decorating is always most welcome! And money for said decorations is never an object (see aforementioned fantasy...) :P
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:44 am

Will all the decorations be stitched?

I sometimes imagine the Stash & Grab as a big knitted building, like this one created by the Braintree WI (only a pub not a church, of course):

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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by wendywombat » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:09 am

That's some dedication shown there!
8) Wow!

I often think of the Stash and Grab as an old English Pub, with oak beams and inglenook fire. Cosy settles and old oak chairs, but with a bright and friendly air by a lake with tables outside for summer use shaded by an old oak tree....well of course it can't be far from a lake because we have a (virtual) tree house overlooking it don't we?

Ah but we can all dream can't we! :dance:
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm

That is amazing Mabel. I can't imagine knitting those tiny people, font etc. How wonderful of the ladies to make it.

I think of Stash & Grab as old with lovely cosy atmosphere, highly polished old wooden settles as well as chairs & stools. Old wooden tables too. Outside spacious covered area to stop summer drizzle spoiling drinks & to keep hot sun off. A large lake, wonderful perfumed gardens, & several green areas for walks. More like a country club I think with just cross stitchers belonging to it :D
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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by rcperryls » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:13 pm

Yes!!! And the walls are covered with beautifully framed stitched pieces. Lots of crocheted and knitted afghans to keep us warm in winter too when curled up near the fireplace. In spring and summer the breeze that blows through the lace curtained windows also has the sweet scent of flowers.

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Re: 2017 Stash & Grab

by Nicola Main » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm

This is lovely and cosy in here! Have made myself a hot chocolate as I definitely need heating up! Anyone else want one? I opened my Alisa kit of the cute Red Squirrel and started it :roll: Included was a lovely gold-tipped needle (not sure of the make) but it's the best needle I've ever used! It flows through the aida so smoothly and it's just lovely to work with :dance:
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