Thursday, 17 September 2009

Back Update

Good news: Leg still numb but no longer need the codeine so things are looking up overall.

Bad news: Physio referred me to a consultant spinal surgeon for an MRI scan 'just in case' it is something worse than they thought because the numbness should have worn off by now.

He did some acupuncture on me this morning and hasn't made any difference but was quite relaxing. But he did teach me how to walk without limping (as that is bad for my back, naturally, isn't everything?) and so now I'm mincing and walking even more slowly than I was with the limp. Very small steps since I can't feel most of my right foot so can't push off with it. Looks ridiculous.

Anyway, all this hasn't stopped the knitting and I now have the blanket, hat and cardi for my SIL's baby-to-be which is expected next month. My elaborate blanket designs boiled down to a rectangle of st st with a ripple edging.
Quite pretty though. And the hat...
I've also been working on the most amazing scarf which just makes me laugh each time I pick it up. A few more nights knitting and it should be done. Plus my dotty socks using the yarn my SP gave me are coming along nicely and am just decreasing the gusstes on the second one. Hoorah!
Just to round off I came into work on Tuesday and found 3 and a 1/2 balls of this on my desk.
A colleague found it while having a clear out so I'm going to make him a helmet liner since he apparently wants one.
Ooooh yes, someone asked about the Debbie New book. Seriously amazing book - well worth the high cost! I think IKnit do it too and the KCG but can't find the links right now.

1 comment:

Judith said...

Lix, glad you're feeling a bit better and that you're still able to knit. As for your back pain, numbness along your leg usually indicates a nerve in the sacral/lumbar area is being impinged. I used to have trouble with the right side sacro-iliac joint that caused pain and loss of feeling down the side of my right leg to the point that I couldn't walk. Then I started working out with a physical trainer and I stopped having back problems. You'll need to get past the point of crisis before you can begin some exercises, but strengthening your torso can get you a long way toward relieving the back pain.

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