Friday, September 23, 2005

Ahhhhhhh ???

I had my very first massage tonight. Every time I turn my head to the right, I get a sharp pain in my back. It's been going on since Monday, so I decided that it was time for some sort of intervention. So I called The Interlude Spa partly because it is nice but mostly because it is just down the hill from my house.

I had my first ever professional massage tonight. Wow. I told her about my neck / back issues and she worked me over like bread dough. I think I'll probably be sore tomorrow, but I'll survive. My neck feels better, I think.

because I'm a dumbass, though, I didn't get a note from my doctor telling me to go for a massage, so I don't know if my insurance will cover it. Duh.

You want to know what I think caused the neck pain????


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's my first knitting related injury if you don't count the "almost poked out my g.d. eye" incident of 2004 - when I gestured with a knitting needle, it hit the sun visor in the car, flipped through the air and poked me on my cheek, just below my eye. Andrew wanted me to stop knitting in the car after that. I prefer to live dangerously. I even knit while I'm sitting at stop lights... and I'm driving!!!

Going to bed now.

I'm going to bed now. I feel like a limp noodle. Take that as you like it.


  1. You crack me up...glad to see you are back on-line. I am thrilled that you had your first back will never be the same again. You will be wanting to go back every week for more. And so you should if you are going to continue to knit dangerously!I can picture you now. Next thing you know you will be bungee jumping while knitting. (Tee Hee)

  2. Anonymous8:36 a.m.

    Hmm, sounds nice. Maybe your insurance will cover it without a note. I thought P (BILs massage therapist girlfriend) said something along those lines once but I often remember things wrong.

    You knit while driving? I have to admit, I pretty much only knit at home on the sofa watching tv. I have GOT to step this up a notch if I want any FOs in the near future.

  3. You're pretty lucky if this is the first time you've felt any knitting-related pain. You must be smart enough to put down the knitting if your hands, wrists or shoulders start to get tired (unlike me). I always try to push through, until suddenly it's RSI time. Gah.

    If you could get a doctor's note for ongoing massage therapy, then you'll be set.

  4. I should probably clarify that I don't knit things like afghans or sweaters for large men while driving. It's usually just socks or scarves. Nothing too obstructive and always something that can be dropped in my lap or thrown onto the passenger seat when the light turns green.

    I've been biking to work since the beginning of August and it has seriously cut into my knitting time. Sigh. If only I could figure out how to pedal and knit...

  5. Steph, you can truly say that you have done something amazing... your uncle has posted a message on your blog. Ouch !! Becca put it correctly "You Crack me up".

    In Willy's defense, he did not lick himself bald while flying. He was actually quite calm. Maybe he is getting tougher. However that little foo foo sweater that you would secretly like to knit him "WOULD NOT HELP HIS IMAGE AT ALL" !! Maybe knitting a climbing harness or better yet, a knitted backpack.

    And PS. Thanks for the 5:30 ride to the plane.

  6. Aren't referrals such a pain in the ass? Argh!

    Sometimes the doctor can back-date the notes? This comment is way late so I am sure you figured it out by now.

    Massages are the best... I could use one myself! hmm...