Greetings Peoples of the Sun. I come to you from the Land of Excruciating Pain.
So it went something like this: Since mid-May, I’ve been picking up the knitting but not able to get anything done to my degree of satisfaction. No matter how hard I tried, a blinding pain in my thumb would put the brakes on any plans to make The Maternal Parental’s sweater. My honest first thought upon feeling the pain was tendon injury. That’s no thanks to the Plantar Fasciitis pain I have in both feet. Yet, like a fool, I ignored my body screaming at me to stop and went all in on the knitting. A really bad decision, as I later found out. The more I knitted, the worse the pain got until I finally had to call a timeout on the whole process.
Even with all of this, I wouldn’t go to the medical clinic and see what was going on. A part of me was hoping that it would heal on its own if I just left well enough alone. So, I picked up some light crochet work and made a Windowpane scarf for my friend, Faith. Even with this different crafting task, my thumb area was still blazing. Not to the degree that knitting brought it out but the pain was still there.
It finally gets to the point where I’m clenching my left fist in my sleep and crying my eyes out on a daily basis. I say to myself, “Self, enough is enough. Get ye to thy Nurse Practitioner!”
She takes on look at my hand and says… de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
Obviously, I say in reply, “Da fuq”?
It isn’t a term one hears everyday. However, it is what I have. So, I’m laying off of the knitting for a month and a half. I am attempting to crochet without utilizing my left hand so much. The adjustment is helping with the pain tremendously. I may pick up sewing as well. Oh yeah, I have to wear a brace for my thumb.
Nothing much else has been happening. I continue to be in pain, I am laughing in the face of it. I’m restarting April’s Hobbes doll owing to my getting the colors wrong initially. I’m reading a bit more recently owing to there being absolute drivel on television. I have Passiflora, Lemongrass, two Avocado trees, and Devil’s Ivy growing in my home. My Snake Plant baby continues to amaze me. I got a few t-shirts broadcasting my fandom of a few things. Went to two Local Yarn Shops thanks to B. The world continues to spin on.
Take care and thanks for reading.