Sunday, April 10, 2005

Oh My Aching Neck

For the past 8 to 9 months I've been battling increasing neck pain. Went to the doctor in December and the diagnosis was degenerative arthritis. Treatment was hot/cold packs, Darvocet for the pain and Mobic for the inflammation. For 3 months I didn't take anything for the pain figuring it would eventually go away. Well after taking the initial prescription and getting two more prescriptions on seperate occasions for stronger pain medicines and visits to my doctor twice I finally have the real diagnosis. Two slightly bulging cervical disc, one bulged cervical disc, a pinched nerve and a more severe form of degenerative arthritis. Needless to say there hasn't been a whole lot of knitting or anything else.

I finished my sister's jubilee socks, my mom's regia jacquard colors socks and I've knitted a pair of the broadripples from Knitty for me. I've been home for 2 weeks on my back most of the time as sitting or standing is too painful. Hopefully traction will help get them back in position and I can avoid the dreaded surgery. Until then, I won't be blogging much.