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Tue Oct 20th, 2015

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10:19 pm
Woke stiff and achy and regretting those three hours I'd promised an Infant staff on top of my regular two. By dint of playing Moving Heads, got it down to two hours in the toddlers as they (presumably) slept. My second adopted grand-daughter was an abstainer, so I spent ninety minutes patting her back so she'd at least rest and be quiet instead of singing Twinkle twinkle little star non-stop. (And I mean literally 'Twinkle twinkle little star'- she hasn't got to the second line yet.)

But that ill-defined area called, mostly, the base of the thumb ie the fleshy part of the palm below the thumb itself, has been stiff for a few days. Today the left hand Whatever went ballistic at me. Opening, closing, picking up kids- stabs of pain. My super gout-painkillers had no effect. Went to the local pharmacy on my fifteen minute break and bought heat wraps for hips (all they had) and mummy wrapped my wrist and arm in their yardage, with the supposed heat-providing patch around the base. Barely helpful, but eventually took enough gout pills to ease even that inflammation, and at home swathed me in Robax's superior heat cell wraps. Am almost comfortable. No idea what it is, of course- arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis- but have come across acupressure points on line that are supposed to ease all three, so doubtless my acupuncturist can provide the same relief.
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Date:October 21st, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Lots of sympathy, and I hope that the acupuncturist can help.
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Date:October 21st, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It calmed down almost as quickly as it had started, thanks *I* think to the heat. Physiotherapist said he sees lots of new mothers with this kind of pain- picking up infants with hands round the torso being the culprit. Should be pleased I made it through 30 years without.

(Other culprit is excessive texting with thumbs. Am not guilty of that, at least.)

Incidentally, while you're here- the fingerless gloves you knitted for me, do you recall if they were 100% wool or a blend? Made from that lovely Japanese wool whose name I don't recall but want to call Norco. Which is a brand of bicycle, of course.
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Date:October 21st, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to remember if I used Noro Kureyon (which is pure wool), or Noro Silk Garden (which is a blend). I think it may have been Noro Silk Garden, in which case the blend is 45% Mohair, 45% Silk, 10% Wool.
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Date:October 22nd, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
Silk Garden yes. I remember there being silk in it.

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