Sunday, October 15, 2006

Where Has The Time Gone?!?

It has been awhile since I last posted. Life got fuller not less hectic like I thought it would when I started working 4 day weeks instead of 5. I've been focusing on some othere areas of my life and haven't had much time for knitting, podcasting, or blogging.

Also, I think I just figured out that knitting is part or maybe all of the reason that I have been having carpal tunnel syndrom or repetitive motion syndrom in my right arm. This last month or so I haven't been knitting much and so the symptoms had subsided. I just figured it was the brace I was wearing every night to keep it stable. My mom's doctor had recommended one for her and when she was here in May she told me how much it helped her. So I started wearing one and I did start seeing some relief.

This week I started knitting more. I'm working on some booga bags and a sock monkey hat. Well, this morning I had to stop knitting because I noticed the pain in my wrist again. And I'm still having some now.

I really like knitting and this is really upsetting. So I need to look into some ways to be able to knit but not get the pain in my arm. Anyone have a similar problem with knitting that you were able to relieve?


Pam said...

sorry to hear about your knitting pain. The former president of our guild had a similar issue and ended up going for surgery and therapy. Not what you wanted to hear...time to take up spinning and return to podcasting!!!

Brenda said...

Hi Rhonda. I have what is thought to be the beginning of Carpal tunnel, and surgery is not recommended at this point for me. You probably should have a neurologist test you though. I have kept on knitting, but yeah, it does aggavate it, unfortunately. I TRY not to overdo it! The brace at night helps a lot. I also take Vitamin B6 every day, as well as a small amount of Ibuprofen. Both seem to help a lot. I've also been told that Arnica Gel helps, but haven't used it myself for a while. Hmmm, maybe I'll try that again soon.

Love your podcast!

Rhonda said...

I've done some knitting this weekend and ended up throwing instead of my usual continetal. It is slower but it seems to be better. But I'll know more tomorrow, right?

Really, I am planning on doing a podcast really soon. So stayed tune!