Parental Pains and Arthritic Ailments
Somebody asked me a very interesting question the other day: does the joy of having children weigh heavier than the trauma that one can experience as a parent?
My answer was yes, it does. But I do think that the answer to this question is not always that straightforward. It differs from parent to parent to child to child and from situation to situation.
Quite a deep train of thought so early in the morning.
On a much lighter note, the same can be said for having a deep meaningful relationship with yarn and also suffering from arthritis.
Yup. Many of you will agree that the struggle is real.
We live daily with pain in your hands, joints, elbows and shoulders as a result of hours and hours of knitting and crocheting but we also know that these movements relieve the stiffness in our joints.
I guess in the end it’s all about balance. Knowing when to stop and take a break. (Not that one can take a break from parenthood!) Even if you only need to knit those last few rows… Just one more… And then one more…
The joy of finishing a project, delivering a commissioned article, blessing someone with a gift or wearing a coveted garment outweighs the pain, inflammation and discomfort in our hands and wrists by far!
In the coming weeks we are going to delve into living with arthritis and simultaneously enjoy the best hobby, addiction, pastime and business. Please share your thoughts and your tips on dealing with arthritic pain with us.