Saturday, November 25, 2006


I've utilised my non-knitting status & have finally done some much needed 'blog' keeping. I've updated the links in 'Blogs I Read' on my BlogRolling account as I was reading loads of new blogs on my Bloglines but they weren't on my sidebar.

If you see a new one - go & visit!

Monday, November 20, 2006

It could be a lot worse

In my last post I mentioned that I wasn't knitting very much but didn't say why. I started experiencing pain in my hands about 3 weeks ago & it has gotten progressively worse. Starting in my knuckles it moved to my wrists which felt as if they'd been broken & even simple tasks were painful. I hadn't been knitting much since we decided to sell the house as we were so busy but all activity has now ceased altogether. I was scared that it was some form of arthritis & really worried that I'd be forced to give up many things that I enjoy including knitting.

However as the pain was worse in the evening & moved around I eventually suspected that it might be RSI & this was confirmed by my second appointment with a doctor on Friday. He has referred to a physio but that'll take a while to happen & I probably won't see someone via this route until after Christmas.

By chance yesterday I got talking to a private physio at a swimming workshop that DD was doing. He gave me some advice & was able to deal with my immediate pain by strapping my arm:

strapped arm
My right arm

He also gives a 50% discount to anyone associated with the swimming club so am currently trying to sort some cash out to get it sorted out properly. I'm absolutely over moon that I don't have arthritis and am looking forward to getting it sorted as it's still really painful

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thank you

to everybody who left a comment or sent an email regarding Tia. We'd lived together for over half my life so it still seems really weird not having her around & she's left a huge gap in our family.

Life is a bit cr*p at the moment for a number of reasons including the fact that we still haven't sold the house. It looked promising at the beginning of the week but wasn't to be. Our dream house had an offer accepted on it today so that's now out of the question.

Some knitting is happening but not a lot for reasons that I don't want to raise here yet.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Good bye Tia

It's time for me to say good bye to my old friend. We've been through a lot together but always came through it.

She's suffering now so I've got to let her go.

Tia & Annie
Tia spent last night using Annie as a hot water bottle

May 1988 - November 2006