Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Crochet Agony

Hello ladies!
Since Christmas I have been crocheting like a demon. (I will try to do some photos this week... you can't wait can you?) Granny squares have been flying off my hook and many plans are in my head for new projects. Last Friday morning, I woke up with a bit of a stiff neck and a bit of a sore arm. Not letting this stop me, I crocheted like a maniac all weekend. By Monday I could hardly move my arm without crying and Mr EF said I was groaning in my sleep. This morning, after a couple of days and nights of agonising pain I have given in and been to the doctors. I knew this was coming because I've had it before, (but not from crocheting) so it was no surprise when he said he thinks I have a possible prolapsed disc in my neck. Now it might not be anything to do with crocheting but I have just tried to do a bit and nearly had to run in the kitchen to neck a handful of Co -drydomol (or whatever they're called.) I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on 10th of April and am praying to the God of Crochet and Necks that I don't need surgery. (Again. I had a plastic disc put in my neck about five years ago.)
So ladies (and gents if any read this) be careful when indulging in extreme crochet. The pain is so bad I feel like my arm is in labour.

Apart from that, how the devil are you? I've been reading and commenting here and there but have had a busy old time and also periods of time with pants internet connection. Four BT engineers later I think we are back to normal as long as I don't breathe near the router and connect by using the medium of shutting my eyes and wishing very hard indeed.

I will dig out a camera tomorrow (off sick due to hurty arm of pain) and take a few snaps of recent crochet projects. (Probably.)


  1. Oh god you poor love. It sounds horrendous........
    I slipped a disc in my back so can imagine you are in immense pain.
    Perhaps slow down on the old crochet. We will all still be here waiting for the end results.
    TAKE CARE of thee self.
    Muchos Lovos

  2. Ouch poor you! Easy tiger on the crocheting for God' sake!

  3. I'm sure it was nowhere near as bad as your injury, but I also went a bit mad on crochet a while ago, and ended up waking up with stiff hands and pains in my arms. What is it about crochey - it's like it's addictive!

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your sore neck. When I get a pinched nerve in my neck I hang upside down from a jungle gym in a nearby park so that my neck can stretch, it often helps me if I stretch my neck twice a day for a few days, you might try hanging upside down too. I'm still a novice at crocheting, just making cell phone covers for my family with pink and white flowers on them as we've got Tracfone LG800G's cell phones which have large touchscreens and I don't want them scratched as they cost me $50 ea. (I've just signed up for phone time for the kids, it only costs me $5.99/40 min./month on Tracfone's family value plan, cheap hey.)
    I've just gotten some orders from my book club ladies for nook covers with loads of daisies and flowers and girly colors. I'm really having a ball crocheting these pretty items and I can't wait to see the girls faces when they see the flowers on the covers.

  5. Oh dear..sounds so painful! I hope they will be able to help ease the pain for you.
    I look forward to seeing photo's of your crochet projects..
    Take it easy :)

  6. I can sympathise. I was in agony for about a year with one arm. Crocheting made it worse. I call it Repetitive Crochet Syndrome. I had to go easy with the crocheting which again was another kind of agony. All seems well at the moment, touch wood. Hope you find some respite one way or another.
    Love from Mum

  7. How is your baddy arm? Thanks for commenting on my blog today, but I am missing you blog updates. Sort it out missus. Pronto.
    Glad you love Theresa. There is def something about her.
    x x x x x x x