Major panic!!: Since the diagnosis of pmr I have... - PMRGCAuk


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Major panic!!


Since the diagnosis of pmr I have taken to checking all four limbs with a gentle stretch before crawling out of bed after another night of no sleep and thoughts about the food in the fridge! This morning was no different legs both worked nicely but when I got to arms neither would move!! It took all of two seconds for me to think that life was over!! But then I realised the cat had managed to pin me in the quilt by settling down in it for a snooze after hubby got up!! She had effectively made sure quilt wouldn’t move and neither would I (she has been known to fly when we move in bed if she’s not in the right position!!!). Ok panic over. Sometimes I really dislike our cat!

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Oh yes cats. 😂

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to CT-5012

I love her but she’s very naughty. Her favourite activity is to wait until I finish a quilt for a customer and then she lays on it depositing her fur everywhere!!

She is a pussy cat and she will sit where she likes.;-)

You are clever to make quilts, I had always fancied doing that, not sure if I have the patience though.

How about, bespoke quilts for posh cats, you could line them with cat nip!;-)

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Primarose

I love making the quilts but getting motivated at the moment is a bit like walking through treacle. You should try just making a small quilt and only sew when you feel like it. It is quite relaxing. My cat has always treat every quilt I make as her own and likes to sit on them when I am trying to get them straight which is quite annoying but most quilters I know complain about the same thing!! If I filled a quilt with cat nip she would spend every living moment on a huge high!! Same we can’t get the same for us!!

Thanks yellowbluebell. I like to kow the secret of cat nip!:-) Maybe a cat quilt to start with, stuffed with "pussy pot"! That's what we call it.

I've managed a couple of skirts and some tote bags. I have tendon probs in my left hand and I'm left handed so cutting out at the moment is a bit painful.

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Primarose

I must admit cutting out especially a lot of fabric can cause some pain but luckily there is a thing called charm squares that are 5 inchsquare and you can just see them together without any cutting!! I use them sometimes to make certain quilts but you could prob sew them together quite easily. I often feel like rolling around in a nice heap of pussy pot to be fair but not sure how neighbours would view it!!

They sell Fat Quarters in the fabric shop near me, I could buy a few bundles and see how I get on. Thanks.

I wouldn't be allowed to commandeer our puss cats pussy pot, they are just a bit possessive of it.

Watching them roll and stretch in it, we should try it, you never know we might come up with a new cure.;-)

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Primarose

Wouldn’t that be fun just rolling around in the herb garden. My husband thinks I am mad already so would probably call the men in white coats in. Definitely try with the fat quarters. There is many a quilt made from just the basic cuts. No involved cutting or sewing just some nice fabric sewn together in rows. Try it and you might have a new hobby. I teach on line and most people who start quilting are very nervous or have never sewn anything before so you have a head start as you have already made stuff. Good luck

Rolling around in the herb garden, purring away, can't be bad.:-)

Thanks for your advice, I think that having a go at quilting will be my next project.

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Primarose

Make sure you take it slow and just sew when you feel like it and I am sure you will be fine. There is no rush to get things done. Make sure you let me know how you get on.

Thank you, I was thinking along the lines of cushion to start me off.

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Primarose

Sounds good to me. Enjoy!!

I love quilting as a newbie I have done a couple and cushions ,Stiff rheumy fingers make it awkward now .Its good to do a little as you can though isn't it .If reincarnation is a possibilty I will choose if I can to come back as a well loved cat .There is no better existance as far as I can see .I have a cat and a dog ,guess who reigns supreme

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to patriciawhite

I love it when people tell me they love quilting even as a newbie. It can be hard on the muscles when cutting out though I agree but I also cheat a bit and get husband to do sone cutting if I have a big job. With full instructions and me supervising he does ok. When I lived at home my mum and dad got a springer spaniel after my cat had been the only pet for a few years. She ran the poor dog ragged and often dive bombed him from great heights. He never gave her grief back and she remained queen all her life!!

She thought that you have a lie in!:-)

Oh my gosh! Until you were properly awake you would have really panicked you poor thing xxxx

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Daisychain12

I did think everything had seized up over night and it’s amazing how quick we jump to wrong conclusion!! My cat was quite happy snoozing oblivious to my panic. Felt a right idiot though!!


It’s true though! Trust in your body completely goes.

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to SheffieldJane

I know. I would have assumed the cat was on the bed before this but logic did not kick in this morning at all and I instantly thought the worst. I had to laugh though once I had actually worked out what the problem was!!

Cats (and kittens) they really are rulers of our world! And do love us 24-7 PMRJ

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to PMRJ

My cat does love getting in and on the bed whilst I am still in it and she gets in as close as possible, this time to my panic very close!!

You had me laughing at your first sentence...that's me

YellowbluebellAmbassador in reply to Katrinaroper

Well I like to make sure nothing has fallen off or stopped working overnight!!

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