Sunday, February 26, 2012

Selling Sock Yarn and Where I've Been

I've put some sock yarn for sale on Ebay. You can see the listings here.

And after boasting not too long ago about how I was able to knit so many socks because, for one reason, I did not have any chronic illnesses, I have to admit that I have been felled by calcific tendonitis. The medical literature describes the pain as "exquisite". I would use a different word.

I forgot my age and spent a couple of days before Christmas cleaning carpets and moving heavy furniture and boxes. I felt a twinge in my right shoulder and the pain kept getting worse. After two weeks of not being to raise my right arm to do so much as comb my hair I went to the doctor and the x-ray showed calcific tendonitis. Another x-ray a week later showed the calcifications had resolved but even with a cortisone shot, opiod pain relievers, and physical therapy the pain was still bad.

I was sent to get an MRI to see if I had rotator cuff damage (i.e., a tear) but it only showed a few remaining calcifications and a lot of inflammation. I'm back to icing, taking Advil, and going to physical therapy. Sock knitting has, alas, fallen by the wayside.

That'll show me for tempting fate. *sigh*