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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: Mojo on June 14, 2010, 08:34:03 AM

Title: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Mojo on June 14, 2010, 08:34:03 AM
My new upholstery shop is at a stand still at the moment.

I managed to get the wall erected, wired, insulated, two storage closets built and everything the drywall installed. All that is left is the dreaded mudding, sanding and trim. I also need to get the overhead lights wired as well and the ceiling insulated. . All the wall outlets are installed and working great.

The reason for the halt in work is because I just started chemo today so progress on the shop is going to go REAL slow. I plan on doing a little each week until my body adjusts to the chemo drug. Until then I plan on catching up on some paperwork, movies, sleep and other little projects that allow me to sit at a desk or in my recliner and do them. :)

My shipment of the drug came in a week ago and by all indications after the first injection it is some very strong stuff. Thankfully I have enough pain killers to get me through the first couple months. Nothing like living life in a drug induced coma.......LOL. The good news is the installation of my jacuzzi tub is finished so that will help tremendously with the bone marrow pain.

This down time will give me a chance to design the layout of the room, tables, fabric racks, etc. as well as get some much needed rest. I will get some pictures up of the shop when I get the chance.

Everyone have a great week.

Chris
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: regalman190 on June 14, 2010, 09:02:25 AM
Hey Chris. Chemo is a very nasty thing to endure. I watched my daughter go through it. So by all means, get the rest you need. The shop will be there when you're stronger. Sounds like you got quite a bit done already.

Hang in there!

Joe
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Gregg @ Keystone Sewing on June 14, 2010, 12:08:22 PM
Take it easy, and let us know how you are feeling.
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: NDAV8R on June 14, 2010, 01:28:13 PM
Hey there Chris:
 WOW, deja vu is setting in! I know right now what you are thinking, cause I went through it 2 years ago with tonsil cancer! I never had any chemo, but 7 weeks of radiation every day! Not very fun at all. But you are doing the right thing and talking about it. That in alone is theraputic. Stay on top of it, have trust in you doctors and GOD! You WILL BELEIVE when the unexplainable things take place!
 Send me a PM if you want...I try to answer when I can.
  I am not out of the woods yet, but I see only a few trees ahead of me!

Gale Hansen...Cancer Survivor
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: fragged8 on June 14, 2010, 04:03:38 PM
hiya
 
 Don't over do it Mojo, it sounds like you work harder than me and i don't have
to endure the chemo.

 I hope it all goes well m8, i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

 you're not alone, i got a call from my pal Dave in Buffalo, NY ( patchwork canvas n here )
he got taken to hospital and had his gall bladder taken out on saturday.  OuCH!!

 Anyway what the hell is Mudding ?
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: lruthb on June 14, 2010, 05:54:47 PM
I applaude you for keeping yourself going but...eat and rest too!

fragged
 Mudding is driving thru mud puddles with four wheelers out side.
It's filling spaces/ imperfections between the sheets of sheet rock inside. Then sand it all pretty!
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Saddleman on June 14, 2010, 05:55:45 PM
Adult time outs sure stink!  God speed to feeling better and getting back to it.
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Mike8560 on June 14, 2010, 09:15:19 PM
I wish I was closer chris Ive got allot of experence with taping
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Post by: Rickster on June 14, 2010, 09:59:13 PM
We'll all be here waiting to see those pics of the grand opening when you finish.

R
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Post by: JuneC on June 14, 2010, 10:54:37 PM
Sounds like a nasty spell ahead of you.  Hang in there and join us on the board when you can.  You shop will wait.  Your homework task while your body is not cooperating is to use the noggin to design the next best solar shade.  You're not done with improvements yet, are you?  We'll be pulling for you!

June
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Cheryl on June 14, 2010, 11:05:11 PM
Gee, I hate to hear this Chris..    I will do the only thing I can do...  keep ya covered in prayer. :-)

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Post by: Kathy0701 on June 14, 2010, 11:47:06 PM
Prayers from here too, Chris.  Hope you are feeling better soon.
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hdflame on June 15, 2010, 07:59:29 AM
Hey Chris, hang in there dude!  Get plenty of use out of that recliner and don't forget to stop by the board when you feel like it!

Can't wait to see some pics of the shop.

Good luck buddy!

Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: baileyuph on June 15, 2010, 08:51:57 AM
Stalled but not stopped,  hang in friend, your on our minds.

Doyle
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hidebound on June 16, 2010, 05:29:06 AM
I think we started our shop projects about the same time, It sounds like you have gotten more done on yours than I have on mine. That project will keep for a while. seems you have some good friends here on the forum. I will also be thinking of you and I hope to hear from you soon.
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Mojo on June 16, 2010, 08:25:16 PM
I just wanted to thank all of you for your concern, well wishes and prayers.

Ask anyone who has battled cancer and gone through chemo regimens and they will tell you they got through it all with the love and support of family and FRIENDS.

You guys have no idea just how much your words continue to give me strength and courage to continue the battles.

Thanks everyone. Your all awesome people.

Chris ( Mojo )
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 08:27:47 PM
Chris,

I'm sure you'll keep that Mojo going through it all! 8)

Make sure you save some energy to check in with us when you can.  We'll be rooting for ya!

Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: sofadoc on June 16, 2010, 08:35:59 PM
C'mon Chris! Get well soon. That grass ain't gonna' mow itself ya know!
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 08:37:24 PM
C'mon Chris! Get well soon. That grass ain't gonna' mow itself ya know!

Hey, speaking of GRASS, do you get any Rx to smoke? 8) :P

Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Mike8560 on June 16, 2010, 08:41:57 PM
C'mon Chris! Get well soon. That grass ain't gonna' mow itself ya know!

Hey, speaking of GRASS, do you get any Rx to smoke? 8) :P


sence you brought it up anyone see that episode of South park where where the dad stuck his testicles in the microwave so he would get cancer and get some medicinal weed? they got to big he3 used them as a hippity hop all over town. :)
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: sofadoc on June 16, 2010, 08:56:11 PM
C'mon Chris! Get well soon. That grass ain't gonna' mow itself ya know!

Hey, speaking of GRASS, do you get any Rx to smoke? 8) :P


sence you brought it up anyone see that episode of South park where where the dad stuck his testicles in the microwave so he would get cancer and get some medicinal weed? they got to big he3 used them as a hippity hop all over town. :)

My, what a cultured bunch we upholsterers have become! :P
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: JuneC on June 16, 2010, 09:04:26 PM
GROAN.....  ???
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 09:18:53 PM
Yeah, June.  Maybe Chris will have something to giggle about when he's got the munchies and is reading this with those BLOODSHOT eyes! :o ??? :P
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: Mojo on June 17, 2010, 08:30:16 AM
Pot does work great in some people who are on chemo. It increases their appetite and has a tendency to cut down on nausea and sickness. Unfortunately I am not one of them.

Ever since I was a teenager the smell of pot made me sick. I could never get used to that smell and when I was in high school I avoided the areas at parties where it was being smoked.

The good news is that Ginger tablets do help considerably with the nausea and I have a medicine cabinet stuffed full of med's that will alleviate the bone marrow pain. Of course it has a tendency to make me a hell of allot more dopier then I normally am. :)

Not having an appetite is a good thing in my case considering I have a rear end the size of Bobby's fire truck. :)

Funny thing about that pot. I went to school with a guy who was a real pot head. He smoked it everyday and never graduated to anything stronger in the way of drugs. He is in his 50's and still smoking that stuff. Like back in our teen days he still has the energy and the drive of a halibut laying in a fish market cooler. :)

I will stick to my ginger tablets and Loritabs, but I sure appreciate all the suggestions ..:).......:).....:)

By the way, did you know that frequent trips to Hooters actually helps men who are going through cancer treatments ? Well, it helps me anyways......:)

Chris
Title: Re: Stalled !!!!
Post by: hdflame on June 17, 2010, 09:23:36 AM
......By the way, did you know that frequent trips to Hooters actually helps men who are going through cancer treatments ? Well, it helps me anyways......


Yeah, but I heard the Hooter's girls have to sit on your lap for the therapy to work, and then I'd have to spend time in the hospital to take care of the concusion I'd get when the wife hit me with the iron skillet! :o

I DO LOVE Hooter's wings.  Everytime  I go in one, I always think about getting something different, but always wind up with the wings.

Be sure to post pics of your Hooters visits.....errrrr, therapy. ;D