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Knitting as Armor

I am entering another round of seeing doctors.

I’ve been in bad pain since Sunday in the scapula area on my mastectomy side. It’s the same area that pained me from the middle to the end of my radiation treatments. When the pain hit Sunday, I temporarily lost power in my left arm. While I’ve regained the power, the bicep and entire surgical area feels weird.

I have a real fear of doctors and medical procedures, so I am not thrilled at having to do this. On the other hand, the pain is not going away and it is interrupting my knitting. I might have talked myself into accepting and living with the pain, but when it interrupts my knitting that’s where I draw the line.

So while I make the calls to find out which doctor I need to see, I am also frantically trying to find yarn in my stash for a mindless little vanilla sock project I can carry from waiting room to waiting room. Something I can put down quickly and then pick up again without fretting about what round I was on. Of course all my size 1 dpns are either in use or not to be found. While I know this sounds ridiculous, I have to say, I am not going to go through all this doctor visiting without a knitting project close at hand. My knitting is my armor in matters like these.

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