There may be a light at the end of the tunnel and today is “test day.” Here is what things have come to:
Rock tape to help relax the muscles (there is another piece on the other side of my arm). Tendonitis bands to take the pressure off the elbow tendon. Hand/wrist support to support the muscles that extend to the elbow. Crazypants. (And by the way, both arms look like that.) But, I think it might be helping. While I am still supposed to be resting and heating, I am able to do some computer work with just a little soreness later, not a lot.
And today, I am trying knitting (for only a few minutes) with the orthopedic doctor’s recommendation of using square knitting needles (I can’t believe he knew about square knitting needles!) which are supposed to be gentler on your arms/hands. I got some tips to try with my interchangeable set at Knitpicks.com:
And because I wanted to make the shipping “worth it,” I got these too:
How could I not? Reds and pinks were on sale for Valentine’s Day. These could potentially be a pair of socks for my sweetheart Paul (who absolutely would NOT wear them so really they will be for me!).
Oh and while we are talking about yarn purchases, I went to The Spinning Room the other day, “just to browse” and I came home with these:
I just can’t resist Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and especially the new tonals.
Stay tuned – you may actually see some finished knitting from me someday!