KnittingNurse

Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Auugh! I can't KNIT

Well, after 1 week of numb/tingling right index and middle fingers, I had an EMG today. I have been diagnosed with early carpal tunnel syndrome. Sigh! I have been told that it is from knitting too much (blasphemy) but I really think it has to do with too much typing at work. I have made some ergonomic changes from recommendations I got from my chiropractor and neurologist. My screen is now at eye level, I have gotten my boss to allow me to purchase not only the screen stand but also a document holder and a phone caddy (foamy piece that goes on the phone to help hold the phone on your shoulder). Hopefully this will all work.

Has anyone else ever had an EMG? Let me tell you, it's not as bad as it sounded from my readings, but STILL! The needles weren't bad, it was the multiple shocks all over. That was the bad part. So here I sit, typing (oops) but wearing a hand brace. I must admit it seems to help however, it is too cumbersome to knit while wearing. I must wear it at all times except when bathing. Even while I sleep! YUCK!!!!! Hopefully this will pass as quickly as the neurologist stated (about 2 weeks). I guess I will have time to actually blog regularly now.

I have the best of intentions when it comes to this blog, it's just life and knitting gets in the way.

Well, my HUGE project at work will be over in just over a week. I am a nurse educator for critical care and I am in charge of doing the annual unit-based competencies. Lots of typing (hence the carpal tunnel), lots of meetings to prepare and lots of research. But, it will be done for another year as of May 23rd. YEAH!

I haven't had much response to the blog. How does one go about having people actually visit a blog?????? What's the trick I wonder?????

Back to knitting. Since the last blog, I finished "Tempting" (and worn it twice), started the honeymoon cami and finished a pair of socks. I am still behind on my "stitch of the month" blocks from my LKS knitting group. SIGH (again), so many projects, so little time.

See ya soon!

me!