I will need to preface this with I am ok, nothing serious is wrong but it’s still not fun. I’ve had problems with my right wrist for a while because I was practicing piano and did too much of a specific piece that needed above the octave. If you don’t know what I mean, let’s just say it’s a lot of stretching your hand to get the right keys on the piano. So I have piano up after that, maybe I’ll try again maybe I won’t. But because of that I can have an occasional flare up. About 3 weeks ago it really flared up and stayed that way, but it didn’t come alone, it brought friends. My neck, shoulders, back, and arm also were in pain and I couldn’t figure out what I did. So I rested and rested, trying to take it easy and get enough sleep. Nothing seemed to help. So a week ago I talked to my doctor and she told me something no knitter wants to hear. She said when I’m in pain like this, even with my ergonomic knitting style, I shouldn’t knit.
It’s been over a week and I haven’t picked up my needles once. I keep a bag of knitting near me at all times of course, I’m not completely mental. But I just can’t do it without pain. Even stopping that I haven’t been getting better, so I decided to ignore any fear and go to the chiropractor. I’ve never been to one and I thought it was going to be painful. All of those preconceived notions and none of them were necessary.
She was wonderful and could see exactly what the problems were. The wrist she said we can work on and that will take time. The rest she thinks it is because of my long hours at a desk everyday and the car accident exacerbated the issue. So some massage and a few good popping adjustments and I was on my way. I felt better the rest of the day, sore and tired but better. Yesterday and today are rough but I’m getting through it.
I was feeling better towards the end of the day yesterday I had the idea I should knit. I didn’t, I’ll give it a few more days. But damn, I’m much crankier without it. Even with a little sewing that I have been doing, just to take the edge off, I’m still cranky. I’ll talk more about sewing in the very near future I promise. Oh and some yarn I did buy, stay tuned. Until then I’ll just have to sniff my stash’s yarn fumes and stare at the wall.