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Old 04-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Poor ME :-(
I had a Dr's appointment today and he told me to stop knitting for 7-10 days I haven't gone that long without knitting in years.

I have tendonitis in my thumb and forefinger

I am a Cardiac Rehab Nurse and take 75-100 blood pressures a day, knit every spare moment and am also an EMT taking bp's at night. I've "strained" my right hand.

dang dang dang!
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have total sympathy. I have had to stop for awhile because my other projects are so behind. Not as sad or painful a reason but still I ask myself why I start so many other projects. Like sewing, quilting, two bookclubs. etc. etc. My wrist get sore quite a bit also I hope I am not going to be following your footsteps.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Aw, sweetie, what a drag....
but you have to take care of yourself or it will just get worse. Rent some good movies to watch this week or grab some books from the library to keep yourself busy.


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Old 04-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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I hope you heal quickly! Now seems like a good time to learn left handed knitting!
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #5
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You have my sympathy. I still am in a knitting craze and can't seem to get back into my other hobbies. Hope you survive with your sanity intact.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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I think you should blame it on work at take a week off from THAT! Sounds like that would hurt your hand more than the knitting would!! Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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oh too bad. I've had that problem too. I broke my hand over christmas and had to stop knitting for 1 month. i feel your pain :^(
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #9
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I get bursitis in my right shoulder and had a chiropractor tell me I had to stop knitting. No, I said, "you have to fix it so I can knit!" Why does your doctor blame knitting for your problem? Seems to me squeezing that BP thing would cause it, too.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear about your tendonitis. I am suffering with this right now too. My lower and upper arm is painful on the inside area.
I over worked sorting files at work for 4 days straight, that and knitting at night.

I have tried not to knit for 2 weeks, I made it 1 and a half weeks and knit for a while for three days, well, today I paid for it. I am so disappointed.
I miss knitting so much. So, I feel for you.
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