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Pampered Chef: Bummed about NC

  1. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well, after being completely psyched about NC and setting my sights on walking as Director this year, now I won't be able to go. I have to have some pretty major surgery done on my ankle and I'll be 10-12 weeks in a cast and crutches and surgery won't be until June 8th. :cry: And here's the kicker: my injury actually happend at LAST NC when I was heading to the exec. dinner and I've already had 1 surgery, and now I have to have another one! CRAZY!!! Anyway, y'all have fun and I'll be thinking about you!!!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Aww, man! That's terrible. We'll be thinking of you, too. Mend quickly. NC 2010 will be here before we know it.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    So sorry to hear that! Too bad the surgery is so close. I would think (or hope) that they would be able to accommodate the crutches. I use a cane to walk 95% of the time and am hoping there will be provisions for me!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  4. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    So sorry to hear about this. Can you have the surgery sooner???
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  5. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Sorry to hear this. I think waiting for surgery is the worst. I would rather just get it over and done with. Hope this fixes the problem and you will heal quickly.
     
  6. PamperChefCarol

    PamperChefCarol Veteran Member

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    I have seen consultants in wheel chairs at conference. If you want, I would think that they would be able to accomodate you.

    They had better, I am getting my knee replaced soon and am planning on being at conference. Might be on crutches, with a cane, or on my butt, but I am planning on going.
     
  7. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Carol, if I see someone scooting through NC on their tushy I'll assume it's you. ;)
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  8. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    My Dad just had that done. He is doing so much better since he had his knee done. PM me if you have any questions. Hope your surgery goes well!
     
  9. PamperChefCarol

    PamperChefCarol Veteran Member

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    That's what everyone is telling me. Sort of looking forward to it! I know, I am a sicko.

    And yes, it might be me on my tush scooting around McCormick Place. I wonder if they have scooters!!!
     
  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Carol, most people I know who've had it done were looking forward to it by the time it was actually scheduled. They were willing to do just about anything to ease their pain. They were all pleased with the results.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  11. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well, I have thought about getting a wheelchair ('cuz there is NOOOOOO way I'm walking all over McCormick on crutches!!!) for when I'm there, and I know at the airport I could get one too, but honestly, my doctor said that since I'm basically having 3 separate surgies - all at once - that my swelling will be horrible and I'll probably be uncomfortable. He strongly encouraged me to basically do nothing but have it propped up above my heart. Guess I'll be reading a lot of books and making a bunch of phone calls!!! Not to mention that when I suggested to my hubby that I could still go and get a wheelchair that I got the "you have GOT to be kidding" look.
    Thanks for the well wishes - and Carol I wish you the best of your knee surgery. When you are in that much pain, you do actually look forward to the surgery so that you can get on with the recovery! That's basically where I'm at with my ankle. I can't have the surgery sooner because I'm actually booked with shows all the way through the end of May and 2 at the end are big bridal shows - so I'm not about to lose or "give away" those!!!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    While I'd love to see you, Andrea, your health is much more important than NC. Take good care of yourself. Do your rehab. Lord willing, you'll be there next year.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  13. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    Oh man, that stinks!
     
  14. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'll miss seeing you Rae - and you'll have to be sure and let me know if you are used as any "props" this year!! :D
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  15. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes they do have wheel chairs. We had a gal who went two years ago after breaking both legs! A cluster mate pushed her the whole time!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  16. kreaser

    kreaser Advanced Member Gold Member

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    oh too bad you couldn't hold off on the surgery...but you need to take care of yourself first!!!
    I went to NC in 2003 and didn't stay the final day director event (that's when they did the director event at the end of conference)
    Got home to our airport, drove myself to my son's baseball tournament game, watched him play, and then had to be at the hospital by 10pm that evening to prep for my hip replacement the next morning..talk about crazy!!! But, I did network with all the nurses there the week I was in..I was just coming off a huge "high" from conference!!!!! Was able to stay active throughout my rehab time until I could do shows again that following October....
    But I will say, I was in pain at conference!!!!! LOL
    karlene
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  17. heather223

    heather223 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Sorry to hear about both you and Carol. Hope the surgeries go well for both of you!
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  18. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    UPDATE - I do NOT have to have surgery now!!! PRAISE GOD! I am so thrilled. I am getting fitted for a custom ankle brace, not attractive, not the most comfortable thing in the world, but hey - it's not surgery! We are hoping this will at least post-pone surgery if not keep it out of the picture entirely. I am completely elated!!!!! As for conference, well, it's a strong possibility now (other factors have come into play). Thanks again for all of your well wishes - and now we can praise God for my new news!
     
    May 10, 2009
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  19. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Woooooo hoooooo!
     
    May 11, 2009
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  20. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Andrea I'm glad you may be able to go to NC this year!
     
    May 11, 2009
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  21. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I'm in WAVE 3 too! I'll look for you on stage!!!
     
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